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University of Utah

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

University of Utah / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Medical physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medical physics
Master of Arts (MA) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics teaching

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 17

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 (Subject Test not required)
Comp Exam Required
Https://gradschool.utah.edu/graduate-catalog/degree-requirements/
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (Subject Test not required)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Https://gradschool.utah.edu/graduate-catalog/degree-requirements/

Admissions

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
65
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (Subject Test not required)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (Subject Test not required)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 85

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$56,000
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
43%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.35%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 47%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.35%

Gender

Male (69%)
Female (30%)

Faculty

52
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 15
Male (46)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High-energy, cosmic-ray, medical physics, condensed matter, relativity applied physics, biophysics, astronomy and astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,012,000

Location & Contact

Address 115 South 1400 East, #201
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
United States
Contact Dr. Christoph Bhoehme
Chair
Email: bhoeme@physics.utah.edu
Phone: 801-581-6806
Fax: 801-581-4801

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