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Brown University

Department of Physics

Providence, RI

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Overview

Brown University / Department of Physics is located in Providence, RI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (Sc M)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 11

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 Thesis Optional
Master's thesis is optional, no dissertation requirement
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

370
Applied
99
Accepted
37
Enrolled
27%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th January 4th No
Spring deadline April 15th April 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 4
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

126
Total Graduate Students
68%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.17%
Black or African American 0.79%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.59%
Unknown 0.79%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter, elementary particles
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Box 1843
Providence, RI  02912
United States
Contact Prof. Gang Xiao
Chair of the Physics Department
Email: gang_xiao@brown.edu
Phone: 401-863-2644

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