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The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Department of Physics

Huntsville, AL

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Overview

The University of Alabama in Huntsville / Department of Physics is located in Huntsville, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Optics and photonics technology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Oral and written exams
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22
Applied
16
Accepted
6
Enrolled
73%

Applying

50
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 April 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 30th September 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$11,214
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

32
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.13%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.13%
Unknown 3.13%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 5
Part-time - 2

Research

Focus of faculty research: Space and solar physics, computational physics, optics, high energy astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL  35899
United States
Contact Dr. James A. Miller
Chair
Email: millerja@uah.edu
Phone: 256-824-2483
Fax: 256-824-6873

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