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University of Louisville

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Louisville, KY

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Overview

University of Louisville / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Louisville, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 2

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
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

33
Applied
14
Accepted
10
Enrolled
42%

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 December 31st December 31st No
Spring deadline February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$33,988
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

39
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.56%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (71%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

18
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 0
Male (15)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied optics, astronomy, atmospheric physics, condensed matter physics, and experimental high energy physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
435,306

Location & Contact

Address Natural Sciences Building, Room 102
Louisville, KY  40292
United States
Contact Dr. Chakram S. Jayanthi
Professor/Chair
Email: csjaya01@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-6790
Fax: 502-852-0742

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