69
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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

Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 4

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

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

56
Applied
23
Accepted
8
Enrolled
41%

Applying

75
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

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: 7

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

69
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.8%
Black or African American 2.9%
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.45%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.45%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

29
Total faculty
Full-time (28)
Part-time (1)
Male (24)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, condensed matter physics, nanotechnology and materials physics, high energy physics, biophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,890,211

Location & Contact

Address MS 41051
Lubbock, TX  79409
United States
Contact Dr. Nural Akchurin
Professor/Chair
Email: nural.akchurin@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-8838
Fax: 806-742-1182