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

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

Provo, UT
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
14%
86%
student ratio
29
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
47%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees 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 6
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • 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

47% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 21
    • Accepted 10
    • Acceptance Rate 47
    • Enrolled 9
  • 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, ecclesiastical endorsement
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0, ecclesiastical endorsement
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 580 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based, CAE (minimum 75 or B grade)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Female Percentage14%
    • Male Percentage86%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students29
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Full-time Percentage97%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian92%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander4%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty35
    • Full-time Percentage97%
    • Part-time Percentage3%
    • Female Percentage11%
    • Male Percentage89%

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$1,700,000

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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