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University of Denver

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Denver , CO

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University of Denver

Overview

University of Denver / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Denver, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 1

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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, GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly preferred)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Regular attendance at Physics and Astronomy colloquia
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly preferred)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Regular attendance and annual presentation at Physics and Astronomy colloquia

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

64
Applied
12
Accepted
6
Enrolled
19%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly preferred)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree, transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, required essay questions, resume
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test in physics (strongly preferred)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree, transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, required essay questions, resume

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 February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

12
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.33%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 16.67%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (75%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 2
Male (10)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter and materials physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2112 E. Wesley Ave.
Denver, CO  80208
United States
Contact Dr. Davor Balzar
Associate Professor and Chair
Email: davor.balzar@du.edu
Phone: 303-871-2137

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