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Texas Tech University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 6

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
Varies
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Proposal presentation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
21
Accepted
13
Enrolled
45%

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 June 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 1st June 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.8%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.92%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 1
Male (26)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Physics Education And Quantum Materials Physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,007,371

Location & Contact

Address Box 41051
Lubbock, TX  79409-1051
United States
Contact Dr. Sung-Won Lee
Professor and Chair
Email: Sungwon.Lee@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-8188
Fax: 806-742-1182

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