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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute / Program in Physics is located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 9
Doctoral Degrees 6

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

110
Applied
32
Accepted
7
Enrolled
29%

Applying

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

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline August 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
19%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.44%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4.88%
Unknown 2.44%

Gender

Male (92%)
Female (7%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 1
Male (19)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomy and astrophysics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, optical physics, particle physics, stochastic dynamic on complex networks
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,348,261

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180-3590
United States
Contact Dr. Gyorgy Korniss
Graduate Program Director
Email: korniss@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-2555

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