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Howard University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Washington, DC

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Overview

Howard University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Washington, DC, in an urban 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 2

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 for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Departmental qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8
Applied
2
Accepted
2
Enrolled
25%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline November 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in physics or related field, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's or master's degree in physics or related field, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

19
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 42.11%
White or Caucasian 5%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 2
Male (15)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atmospheric physics, spectroscopy and optical physics, high energy physics, condensed matter
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,536,000

Location & Contact

Address 2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC  20059-0002
United States
Contact Dr. Demetrius D. Venable
Phone: 202-806-6100

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