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Idaho State University

Department of Physics

Pocatello, ID

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Overview

Idaho State University / Department of Physics is located in Pocatello, ID, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Natural Science (MNS) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Health physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 Required for some
Oral exam (for some programs)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam, written qualifying exam in physics or health physics after 1st year

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1
Enrolled

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st June 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, BS or BA in physics, teaching certificate (MNS)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum 50th percentile)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of career goals

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 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

71
Total Graduate Students
39%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
60%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.82%
Black or African American 1.41%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.23%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

8
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ion beam applications, low-energy nuclear physics, relativity and cosmology, observational astronomy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 921 South 8th Avenue, Unit 8106
Pocatello, ID  83209-8106
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Brey
Interim Chair
Email: brey@physics.isu.edu
Phone: 208-282-3467
Fax: 208-282-4649

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