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Department of Physics and Astronomy College of Arts and Sciences Washington State University

  • Pullman, WA
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 25%75%
    student ratio
  • 73
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 44%
    acceptance rate
  • 4 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [astrophysics]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [extreme matter]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [materials and optics]
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 9
    • Doctoral Degrees 6
    • 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
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 89
    • Accepted 40
    • Acceptance Rate 44
    • Enrolled 17
  • 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 March 1st March 1st Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 3.0 in last half of undergraduate work completed
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended), minimum GPA of 3.0 in last half of undergraduate work completed
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • 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 submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students73
    • Female Percentage25%
    • Male Percentage75%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students73
    • Part-time Percentage7%
    • Full-time Percentage93%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian98%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty20
    • Full-time Percentage90%
    • Part-time Percentage10%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchLinear and nonlinear acoustics and optics, shock wave dynamics, solid-state physics, surface physics, high-pressure and semiconductor physics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,070,461

Location & Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

College of Arts and Sciences
Washington State University

PO Box 642814
Pullman, WA 99164-2814
United States

Matthew McCluskey

Chair

Phone: 509-335-5356
Fax: 509-335-7816
Email: mattmcc@wsu.edu

Graduate School Admissions

Phone: 800-GRADWSU
Fax: 509-335-1949
Email: gradsch@wsu.edu



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