103
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Rutgers University–New Brunswick / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Piscataway, NJ, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Astronomy
Master of Science (MS) Nuclear physics
Master of Science (MS) Intermediate energy nuclear physics
Master of Science (MS) Elementary particle physics
Master of Science (MS) Theoretical physics
Master of Science in Teaching (MST) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Condensed matter physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nuclear physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Elementary particle physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Theoretical physics
Master of Science (MS) Condensed matter physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Surface science

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

258
Applied
50
Accepted
23
Enrolled
19%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
International Students Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 560

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
74%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.94%
Black or African American 1.94%
White or Caucasian 43%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 0.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (84%)
Female (15%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomy, high energy, condensed matter, surface, nuclear physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,753,257

Location & Contact

Address 65 Davidson Road
Room 202
Piscataway, NJ  08854-8097
United States
Contact Torgny Gustafsson
Phone: 732-445-4636