U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerators are a key driver of science discovery and industry and are central to the discovery missions of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC). The U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) is a national graduate program that provides graduate-level training and workforce development in the science of particle beams and associated accelerator technologies.  

Steven Lund

Professor Steven Lund of Michigan State University is the director of USPAS. His four-year renewable term began on 1 December 2017. 

USPAS started in 1981 and convenes twice a year to offer a broad range of graduate-level accelerator science and engineering courses in an intensive-school format. Training and documentation produced by the sessions has been recognized for excellence and has had a profound positive impact on the field. 

The USPAS collaboration includes seven DOE-SC laboratories, one DOE National Nuclear Security Agency laboratory, and two universities.

Ready to apply or have questions? Please apply and inquire through our FRIB graduate studies page at frib.msu.edu/grad

Support for several kinds of graduate fellowships in ASET is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC) Office of High Energy Physics, DOE-SC Office of Nuclear Physics, and the National Science Foundation.