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University of South Florida

Department of Physics

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Physics is located in Tampa, FL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 6
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

92
Applied
20
Accepted
11
Enrolled
22%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

66
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.64%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 22%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.52%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 1.52%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (31%)

Faculty

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

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular organization of collagen, lipid rafts in biological membranes, formation of Alzheimer plaques, the role of cellular ion pumps in wound healing, carbon nanotubes as biological detectors, optical imaging of neuronal activity, three-dimensional imaging of intact tissues, motility of cancer cells, optical detection of pathogens in water
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,424,605

Location & Contact

Address 4202 E. Fowler Avenue ISA2019
Tampa, FL  33620
United States
Contact Dr. David Rabson
Professor and Chairperson
Email: davidra@ewald.cas.usf.edu
Phone: 813-9741207

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