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Kansas State University

Department of Physics

Manhattan, KS

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Kansas State University

Overview

Kansas State University / Department of Physics is located in Manhattan, KS, 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 2
Doctoral Degrees 8

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 Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Preliminary exams, thesis defense

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

129
Applied
20
Accepted
15
Enrolled
16%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st No
Spring deadline October 1st August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements BS in physics, minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS in physics, minimum GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
70%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.64%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (24%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 1
Male (29)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atomic, molecular, optical physics; soft matter and biological physics; high energy physics; physics education; cosmology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,238,869

Location & Contact

Address 116 Cardwell
Manhattan, KS  66506
United States
Contact Brett DePaola
Interim Head
Email: depaola@phys.ksu.edu
Phone: 785-532-6786
Fax: 785-532-6806

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