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Clemson University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Clemson, SC

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Overview

Clemson University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Clemson, SC, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (optional in 2021-2022)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (optional in 2021-2022)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

73
Applied
30
Accepted
9
Enrolled
41%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (optional in 2021-2022)
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (optional in 2021-2022)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 97
TOEFL IBT score: 97
IELTS: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$23,592
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.95%
Black or African American 2.63%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 47
Part-time - 1
Male (39)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, atmospheric physics, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,170,262

Location & Contact

Address 118 Kinard Laboratory
Clemson, SC  29634
United States
Contact Dr. Sean Brittain
Department Chair
Email: sbritt@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-6916

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