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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 32
Doctoral Degrees 10

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

459
Applied
127
Accepted
39
Enrolled
28%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No
Spring deadline April 15th April 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 577
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$59,758
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

136
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.21%
Black or African American 0.74%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.74%
Unknown 2.21%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time - 29
Part-time - 0
Male (24)
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 Gang Xiao
Chair of the Physics Department
Phone: 401-863-2644

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