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The Catholic University of America

Department of Physics

Washington, DC

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Overview

The Catholic University of America / Department of Physics is located in Washington, DC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Alternate accepted
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
14
Accepted
6
Enrolled
58%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, official copies of academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80

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 Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
40%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 6.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 9.38%
Unknown 9.38%

Gender

Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Faculty

11
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (9)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Glass and ceramics technologies, astrophysics and computational sciences, the role of evolution in galaxy properties, nuclear physics, biophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,058,449

Location & Contact

Address Cardinal Station
Washington, DC  20064
United States
Contact Dr. John Philip
Chair
Email: kraemer@cua.edu
Phone: 202-319-5856
Fax: 202-319-4448

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