122
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of California, Riverside / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Riverside, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 22

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comprehensive exams or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

259
Applied

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 5th January 5th No
Winter deadline November 15th July 1st No
Spring deadline March 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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
TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 5
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

122
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.74%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 39.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (86%)
Female (13%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time (31)
Part-time (0)
Male (25)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Laser physics and surface science, elementary particle and heavy ion physics, plasma physics, optical physics, astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA  92521-0102
United States
Contact Graduate Advisor
Email: gophysics@ucr.edu
Phone: 951-827-1012