U.S. Particle Accelerator School

Accelerators are a key driver of discovery science 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.  

Professor Steven Lund of Michigan State University has been named the new director of USPAS. His four-year renewable term begins 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 NSCL graduate studies page at nscl.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.