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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Physics and Optical Science

Charlotte, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Physics and Optical Science is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied physics Applied physics; applied optics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Optical science and engineering
Master of Science (MS) Optical science and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 13
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

24
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
83%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree in physics or closely-allied field; minimum overall GPA of 2.75, major 3.0; demonstrated evidence of sufficient interest, ability, and preparation in physics to adequately profit from graduate study
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate or master's degree in physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, optics, or related field with minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall, 3.2 in major and graduate; letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

55
Total Graduate Students
49%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.64%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.82%
Unknown 1.82%

Gender

Male (65%)
Female (34%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 0
Male (16)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Infrared antennas and transmission lines; precision optics metrology; generalized ellipsometry; biological molecular motors; imaging and polarimetry
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,534,818

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Glen Boreman
Professor and Chair
Email: gboreman@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-8132

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