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University of Virginia

Department of Physics

Charlottesville, VA

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University of Virginia

Overview

University of Virginia / Department of Physics is located in Charlottesville, VA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Master of Arts in Physics Education (MAPE) Physics education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

169
Applied
62
Accepted
18
Enrolled
37%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 7th January 7th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements 2 or more letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 or more letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

103
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.94%
Black or African American 0.97%
White or Caucasian 29%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0.97%
Unknown 1.94%

Gender

Male (79%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

31
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 0
Male (28)
Female (3)

Location & Contact

Address Charlottesville, VA  22903
United States
Contact Joe Poon
Chair
Email: phys-chair@physics.virginia.edu
Phone: 434-924-3781
Fax: 434-924-4576

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