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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
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 8

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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

86
Applied
38
Accepted
18
Enrolled
44%

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 No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 80
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

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

Student Body

72
Total Graduate Students
56%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.39%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, atmospheric physics, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,528,069

Location & Contact

Address 118 Kinard Laboratory
Clemson, SC  29634
United States
Contact Dr. Sean Brittain
Department Chair
Email: sbritt@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3416

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