Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy School of Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy School of Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
7%
93%
student ratio
56
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
40%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 12
    • Doctoral Degrees 11
    • 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? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 117
    • Accepted 47
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 600 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

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 1
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Female Percentage7%
    • Male Percentage93%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students56
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Full-time Percentage95%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian86%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races5%
    • Unknown5%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty31
    • Full-time Percentage94%
    • Part-time Percentage6%
    • Female Percentage19%
    • Male Percentage81%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAstronomy and astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, optical physics, particle physics, stochastic dynamic on complex networks
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$9,740,098

Location & Contact

Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

School of Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Dr. Joel Giedt

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 518-276-6455
Email: giedtj@rpi.edu

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216
Email: gradadmissions@rpi.edu


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