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University of California, Irvine

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Irvine, CA

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Overview

Department of Physics and Astronomy / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Irvine, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 16
Doctoral Degrees 8

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

465
Applied
66
Accepted
27
Enrolled
14%

Applying

120
Application Fee - Domestic
140
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

125
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.4%
Black or African American 0.8%
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 7.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 4.8%

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Condensed-matter physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, particle physics, chemical and materials physics, biophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 260 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA  92697
United States
Contact Timothy Tait
Chair
Email: ttait@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-8304

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