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Kent State University

Department of Physics

Kent, OH

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Overview

Kent State University / Department of Physics is located in Kent, OH, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (general) scores; Physics subject GRE is highly recommended
Thesis Required for some
Students who select research (non-thesis option for the M.S.) are required to submit a written research report
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; Physics subject GRE is highly recommended
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

74
Applied
13
Accepted
8
Enrolled
18%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 31st January 31st No
Spring deadline August 31st August 31st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (general) scores; Physics subject GRE is highly recommended
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA on 4.0 scale; official transcript(s), GRE (general) scores, Resume or vita, goal statement, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; Physics subject GRE is highly recommended
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree or higher from accredited college or university, goal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, minimum GPA of 3.0, resume or vita

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 31
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

60
Total Graduate Students
73%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.67%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (5)

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5190
Kent, OH  44242-0001
United States
Contact Dr. James T. Gleeson
Professor and Chair
Email: jgleeson@kent.edu
Phone: 330-672-9592

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