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Brandeis University

Department of Physics

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Physics is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 3

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Qualifying exam, 1-year residency
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying and advanced exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

152
Applied
24
Accepted
8
Enrolled
16%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (12)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, condensed-matter and biophysics, high energy and gravitational theory, particle physics, microfluidics, radio astronomy, string theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Craig Blocker
Director of Graduate Study
Email: blocker@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2879

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