52
Students
Small town
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Setting
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Overview

Montana State University / Department of Physics is located in Bozeman, MT, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

59
Applied
9
Accepted
7
Enrolled
15%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

52
Total Graduate Students
69%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
30%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 1.92%
White or Caucasian 69%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.92%
Unknown 7.69%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time (16)
Part-time (5)
Male (16)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nanotechnology, gravitational wave, astronomy, photodynamic theory, diode laser development, solar radiation transfer
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,728,448

Location & Contact

Address Bozeman, MT  59717
United States
Contact Dr. Richard Smith
Head
Email: smith@physics.montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-6152
Fax: 406-994-4452