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University of South Carolina

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Columbia, SC, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Interdisciplinary Master of Arts (IMA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science (MS)
Professional Master of Science (PSM)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's 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
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
28
Accepted
10
Enrolled
49%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th 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 TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 75

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

47
Total Graduate Students
59%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.13%
Black or African American 2.13%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.13%
Asian 2.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (14%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 5
Male (29)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Condensed matter, intermediate-energy nuclear physics, foundations of quantum mechanics, astronomy/astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,900,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Chaden Djalali
Phone: 803-777-7000

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