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Department of Physics and Astronomy College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Brigham Young University

  • Provo, UT
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 19%81%
    student ratio
  • 26
    total students
  • $6,130 | $6,130
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 15
    fall application deadline
  • 50%
    acceptance rate
  • 3 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physics And Astronomy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 13
    • Doctoral Degrees 3
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 22
    • Accepted 11
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 6
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, ecclesiastical endorsement
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in last 60 hours, ecclesiastical endorsement
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 580 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$6,130
    • Out-of-state tuition *$6,130
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableResearch Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Tuition Waivers, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Part-time Percentage8%
    • Full-time Percentage92%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian85%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian8%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown-1%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty34
    • Full-time Percentage97%
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Female Percentage9%
    • Male Percentage91%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAcoustics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; theoretical and mathematical physics; condensed matter; astrophysics and plasma
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,800,000

Location & Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 84602-1001
United States

Dr. Richard Vanfleet

Chair

Phone: 801-422-1702
Fax: 801-422-0553
Email: richard_vanfleet@byu.edu

Dr. Eric Hirschmann

Graduate Coordinator

Phone: 801-422-9271
Fax: 801-422-0553
Email: eric_hirschmann@byu.edu



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