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Florida State University

Department of Physics

Tallahassee, FL

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Overview

Florida State University / Department of Physics is located in Tallahassee, FL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 30
Doctoral Degrees 10

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

264
Applied
53
Accepted
28
Enrolled
20%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

141
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.38%
Black or African American 1.42%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 9.22%
Unknown 2.84%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

50
Total faculty
Full-time - 50
Part-time - 0
Male (43)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High energy physics, computational physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,099,990

Location & Contact

Address 77 Chieftan Way
315 Keen
Tallahassee, FL  32306-4350
United States
Contact Dr. Horst Wahl
Chairman
Email: wahl@hep.fsu.edu
Phone: 850-644-2836
Fax: 850-644-8630

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