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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Department of Physics and Astronomy

St. Louis, MO

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Overview

Department of Physics and Astronomy / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test for those seeking financial support in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. The GRE quantitative score must be greater than or equal to 148.
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test for those seeking financial support in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. The GRE analytical score must be greater than or equal to 3.0.
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

17
Applied
4
Accepted
1
Enrolled
24%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test for those seeking financial support in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. The GRE quantitative score must be greater than or equal to 148.
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's in physics or a related field. 2 letters of recommendation.
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test for those seeking financial support in the form of a teaching or research assistantship. The GRE analytical score must be greater than or equal to 3.0.
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation.

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

13
Total Graduate Students
30%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 7.69%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (92%)
Female (7%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 8
Part-time - 1
Male (7)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biophysics, astrophysics, materials science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Dr. Erika Gibb
Chair
Email: gibbe@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-5164145
Fax: 314-5166152

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