209
Students
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

University of Maryland, College Park / Department of Physics is located in College Park, MD, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 30

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

723
Applied
103
Accepted
25
Enrolled
14%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

209
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.96%
Black or African American 0.48%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.48%
Unknown 4.78%

Gender

Male (84%)
Female (15%)

Faculty

209
Total faculty
Full-time (173)
Part-time (36)
Male (183)
Female (26)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrometeorology, superconductivity, particle astrophysics, plasma physics, elementary particle theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
34,261,074

Location & Contact

Address College Park, MD  20742
United States
Contact Dr. Drew Baden
Chair
Email: drew@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-5946
Fax: 301-405-0327