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University of Maine

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Orono, ME

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Overview

University of Maine / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Orono, ME, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 3
Other Advanced Degrees 0

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

42
Applied
17
Accepted
13
Enrolled
40%

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 January 15th Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

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
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2.13%
White or Caucasian 78%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.13%
Unknown 2.13%

Gender

Male (63%)
Female (36%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 2
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy; sensor technology and surface physics; electronic structure of nanoscale materials; development of physics student reasoning skills and metacognitive skills; astronomy and astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
930,299

Location & Contact

Address 168 College Ave
Orono, ME  04469
United States
Contact John Thompson
Chair
Phone: 207-581-1015
Fax: 207-581-3410

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