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Vanderbilt University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Nashville , TN

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Vanderbilt University

Overview

Vanderbilt University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Nashville, TN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Final and qualifying exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

61
Applied
17
Accepted
8
Enrolled
28%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 570
TOEFL IBT score: 88

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

40
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 5%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.5%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (20)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Experimental and theoretical physics, free electron laser, living-state physics, heavy-ion physics, nuclear structure
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Nashville, TN  37240-1001
United States
Contact Dr. Shane Hutson
Chair
Email: shane.hutson@Vanderbilt.Edu
Phone: 615-343-9980

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