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Texas A&M University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

College Station, TX

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Texas A&M University

Overview

Texas A&M University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in College Station, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Astronomy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

31
Applied
31
Accepted
19
Enrolled
100%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
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

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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

161
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.59%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.24%
Unknown 2.48%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

61
Total faculty
Male (53)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Condensed matter, atomic/molecular, high-energy and nuclear physics, quantum optics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 400 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX  77843
United States
Contact Dr. George R. Welch
Head
Email: welch@physics.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-1571