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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

School of Physics and Astronomy

Minneapolis, MN

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Overview

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus / School of Physics and Astronomy is located in Minneapolis, MN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

114
Applied
41
Accepted
35
Enrolled
36%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
No
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 27th December 27th No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Student Body

175
Total Graduate Students
37%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0.57%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 5.14%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

58
Total faculty
Full-time - 58
Part-time - 0
Male (51)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Elementary particles; condensed matter; cosmology; nuclear physics; space physics; biological physics; physics education; evolution of stars and galaxies; the interstellar medium; cosmology; observational, optical, infrared, and radio astronomy; computational astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 100 Church Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0213
United States
Contact Steven L. Crouch
Dean
Email: crouch@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-2006
Fax: 612-624-2841

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