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Colorado State University

Department of Physics

Fort Collins, CO

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Overview

Department of Physics / Department of Physics is located in Fort Collins, CO, in an urban 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 13
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Exam - no minimum score
Thesis Alternate accepted
The final examination for the Plan A M.S. Degree is the thesis defense and for the Plan B M.S. degree is the seminar/examination.
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Exam - no minimum score
Thesis Required
The primary requirement for the Ph.D. Degree is a dissertation covering research performed by the student under the supervision of a research advisor.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

146
Applied
13
Accepted
7
Enrolled
9%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Exam - no minimum score
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; CV or Resume; Personal Statement; Three reference letters
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Exam - no minimum score
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; CV or Resume; Personal Statement; Three reference letters

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

68
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.94%
Black or African American 1.47%
White or Caucasian 76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 7.35%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (14%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 1
Male (16)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atomic, molecular, and optical experimental physics, experimental condensed matter, condensed matter theory,experimental high energy physics and particle astrophysics, high energy physics, and particle astrophysics theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,868,435

Location & Contact

Address 1875 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1875
United States
Contact Dr. Jacob L. Roberts
Department Chair
Email: jacob.roberts@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-0578

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