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Mississippi State University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Mississippi State, MS

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Mississippi State University

Overview

Mississippi State University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Mississippi State, MS, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Optional
Comprehensive oral or written exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required
Comprehensive oral or written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

70
Applied
16
Accepted
13
Enrolled
23%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
80
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75 on last two years of undergraduate courses
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 477
TOEFL IBT score: 53
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 4.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
82%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 11%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.96%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (66%)
Female (33%)

Faculty

15
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 0
Male (12)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atomic/molecular spectroscopy, theoretical optics, gamma-ray astronomy, experimental nuclear physics, computational physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,512,000

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 5167
Mississippi State, MS  39762
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Novotny
Professor and Head
Email: man40@msstate.edu
Phone: 662-325-2806
Fax: 662-325-8898

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