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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Department of Physics

Baltimore, MD

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Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Department of Physics is located in Baltimore, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

99
Applied
35
Accepted
10
Enrolled
35%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline November 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$14,382
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards October 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

53
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 5.66%
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 3.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.77%
Unknown 3.77%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 18
Male (33)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, atmospheric physics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics and quantum information
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
7,500,000

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. L. Michael Hayden
Chairman
Email: hayden@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2513
Fax: 410-455-1072

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