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The University of Kansas

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Lawrence, KS

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Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Lawrence, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 7
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

72
Applied
33
Accepted
13
Enrolled
46%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
85
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 31st December 31st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of personal goals, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of personal goals, resume or curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 31
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
42%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.85%
Asian 1.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.85%

Gender

Male (79%)
Female (20%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, biophysics, high energy physics, nanophysics, nuclear physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1082 Malott Hall
1251 Wescoe Hall Drive
Lawrence, KS  66045
United States
Contact Hume A. Feldman
Chair
Email: feldman@ku.edu
Phone: 785-864-4626

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