Department of Physics and Astronomy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Department of Physics and Astronomy College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University

Detroit, MI
location
Public
type
Urban
setting
26%
74%
student ratio
62
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
10%
acceptance rate
3 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 10
    • 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 Required for some and Required for some
    • Doctoral Degrees Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

10% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 114
    • Accepted 12
    • Acceptance Rate 10
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $
    • Application Fee - International $
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline October 1st September 1st Not Reported
    • Spring deadline February 1st January 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended), admission to Graduate School, bachelor's degree from recognized college or university, and completion of general college physics with laboratory, fifteen credits in intermediate physics courses
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended), admission to Graduate School, bachelor's degree from recognized college or university, and completion of general college physics with laboratory, fifteen credits in intermediate physics courses
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based, TWE required, 6 TWE paper based, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (minimum score 85)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 awardsMarch 31
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Female Percentage26%
    • Male Percentage74%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students62
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Full-time Percentage85%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American7%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian13%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown4%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty41
    • Full-time Percentage68%
    • Part-time Percentage32%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRelativistic heavy ion physics, high energy particle physics, nanophysics and condensed matter physics, astrophysics, biophysics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$2,728,163

Location & Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Wayne State University

656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
United States

Dr. Ratna Naik

Chair

Phone: 313-577-2720
Fax: 313-577-3932
Email: ad5847@wayne.edu

Dr. Ashis Mukhopadhay

Associate Professor

Phone: 313-577-2775
Email: ar8678@wayne.edu


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