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University of Chicago

Department of Physics

Chicago, IL

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Overview

University of Chicago / Department of Physics is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 19
Doctoral Degrees 19

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

632
Applied
98
Accepted
40
Enrolled
16%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Research statement, 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts for all previous degrees and institutions attended

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

172
Total Graduate Students
40%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.33%
Black or African American 1.74%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0.58%
Unknown 3.49%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High energy physics experiment and theory; condensed matter experiment and theory; astrophysics; atomic, molecular, and optical physics; general relativity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 5720 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL  60637
United States
Contact Young-Kee Kim
Chair
Email: physics@uchicago.edu
Phone: 773-834-9131

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