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Illinois Institute of Technology

Department of Physics

Chicago, IL

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Illinois Institute of Technology

Overview

Illinois Institute of Technology / Department of Physics is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 295 Quantitative and Verbal, 2.5 Analytical Writing)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 310 Quantitative and Verbal, 3.0 Analytical Writing); GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

132
Applied
68
Accepted
21
Enrolled
52%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline October 15th October 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 295 Quantitative and Verbal, 2.5 Analytical Writing)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score 310 Quantitative and Verbal, 3.0 Analytical Writing); GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate 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
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.47%
Black or African American 2.47%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.47%
Unknown 29.63%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (20)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Elementary particle physics, condensed matter, superconductivity, experimental and computational biophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Life Sciences Building
3101 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL  60616
United States
Contact Dr. Grant Bunker
Chair
Email: bunker@iit.edu
Phone: 312-567-3385

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