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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Physics

Cambridge , MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Physics is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 41

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

911
Applied
97
Accepted
48
Enrolled
11%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

248
Total Graduate Students
47%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.26%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 2.42%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

66
Total faculty
Full-time - 66
Part-time - 0
Male (58)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High-energy and nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, plasma physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
115,669,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 4-304
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Peter Fisher
Department Head
Email: physics@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-4800
Fax: 617-253-8554

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