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Students
Suburban setting
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Overview

Brigham Young University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics and astronomy
Master of Science (MS) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 1

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

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, candidacy exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
12
Accepted
8
Enrolled
48%

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

Master's Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, ecclesiastical endorsement
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (physics), GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, ecclesiastical endorsement
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.13%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 82%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.56%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.56%

Gender

Male (87%)
Female (12%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time (25)
Part-time (1)
Male (23)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Acoustics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; theoretical and mathematical physics; condensed matter; astrophysics and plasma
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,000,000

Location & Contact

Address N283 ESC
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Richard R. Vanfleet
Chair
Email: richard_vanfleet@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-1702
Fax: 801-422-0553