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University of Rochester

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Rochester, NY

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University of Rochester

Overview

University of Rochester / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Rochester, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics and astronomy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 23
Doctoral Degrees 16

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 Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

301
Applied
84
Accepted
23
Enrolled
28%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, transcripts, three letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

108
Total Graduate Students
28%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.63%
Black or African American 1.85%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.63%
Unknown 4.63%

Gender

Male (84%)
Female (15%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (22)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Theoretical optical physics, theoretical plasma physics, theoretical astrophysics, experimental atomic physics, plasma physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,156,024

Location & Contact

Address 206 Bausch and Lomb Hall, PO Box 270171
Rochester, NY  14627-0171
United States
Contact Dan M. Watson
Chair and Professor
Email: dmw@pas.rochester.edu
Phone: 585-275-4356

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