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Rice University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Houston, TX

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Rice University

Overview

Rice University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Nanoscale physics
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Science teaching
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics and astronomy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 21

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Minimum B average

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

192
Applied
50
Accepted
22
Enrolled
26%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships

Student Body

136
Total Graduate Students
51%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.21%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.47%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

48
Total faculty
Full-time - 39
Part-time - 9
Male (43)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Optical physics; ultra cold atoms; membrane electr-statics, peptides, proteins and lipids; solar astrophysics; stellar activity; magnetic fields; young stars
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Ms. Rose Berridge
Department Administrator
Email: physics@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-4938
Fax: 713-348-4510

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