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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Chapel Hill, NC

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Chapel Hill, NC, in a suburban 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 8
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

200
Applied
41
Accepted
19
Enrolled
21%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st Not reported 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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

65
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 7
Male (34)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Observational astronomy, fullerenes, polarized beams, nanotubes, nucleosynthesis in stars and supernovae, superstring theory, ballistic transport in semiconductors, gravitation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,532,118

Location & Contact

Address Chapel Hill, NC  27599
United States
Contact Dr. Bruce W. Carney
Phone: 919-962-2211

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