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Baylor University

Department of Physics

Waco, TX

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Overview

Baylor University / Department of Physics is located in Waco, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Master of Arts (MA)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 5

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam We do not accept applications for terminal Master's degrees unless they are externally funded. GRE General required if it is available face-to-face or online in your country. (Check Baylor Graduate School and Physic Dept. websites for updates); GRE Physics strongly recommended.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
MA requires 36 semester hours of graduate courses, including at least 18 hours at the 5000-level and an oral exam or Ph.D. qualifying exam. M.S. requires 30 semester hours of graduate courses and six hours of thesis.
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General required (check Baylor Graduate School and Physic Dept. websites for updates on this); GRE Physics strongly recommended.
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Ph.D. requires 78 semester hours of graduate courses, including 12 semester hours of dissertation research, and passing of a Dissertation Defense. Passing of a Prelim Exam is required to become a Ph.D. Candidate.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

91
Applied
18
Accepted
10
Enrolled
20%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam We do not accept applications for terminal Master's degrees unless they are externally funded. GRE General required if it is available face-to-face or online in your country. (Check Baylor Graduate School and Physic Dept. websites for updates); GRE Physics strongly recommended.
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate Transcripts Required. Graduate Transcripts for any Graduate Courses taken Required. C.V. Required. Statement of Research Interests Required. 3 Letters of Recommendation Required.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General required (check Baylor Graduate School and Physic Dept. websites for updates on this); GRE Physics strongly recommended.
Doctoral Degree Requirements Undergraduate Transcripts Required. Graduate Transcripts for any Graduate Courses taken Required. C.V. Required. Statement of Research Interests Required. 3 Letters of Recommendation Required.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.51%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (87%)
Female (12%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 4
Male (20)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: (1) Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravity, and Space Sciences; (2) Atomic, Molecular, and (Quantum) Optical Physics; (3) Condensed Matter and Surface Chemical Physics; (4) Elementary Particle Physics; (5) Plasma Physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Department of Physics, OBP #97316
Baylor University
Waco, TX  76798
United States
Contact Dwight P. Russell
Associate Professor
Email: Dwight_Russell@baylor.edu
Phone: 254-7102273
Fax: 254-7103878

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