28
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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School of Physics and Astronomy

Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology / School of Physics and Astronomy is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysical science and technology
Master of Science (MS) Astrophysical science and technology

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

94
Applied
10
Accepted
3
Enrolled
11%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (recommended)

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

28
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.57%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 3.57%

Gender

Male (46%)
Female (53%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomical instrumentation and detectors; galaxy structure and evolution; observational cosmology; stellar evolution and planet formation; general relativity and gravitational wave astronomy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 54 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623
United States
Contact Dr. Michael Kotlarchyk
School Head
Email: mnksps@rit.edu
Phone: 585-475-6115
Fax: 585-475-4153