Department of Physics and Astronomy Vanderbilt University

Department of Physics and Astronomy Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
20%
80%
student ratio
51
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
20%
acceptance rate
5 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Physics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) [Science Education ]
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Health Physics Master of Arts (MA) [Health Physics/Radiological Health ]
    • Astronomy Master of Science (MS) [Astronomy ]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 4
    • Doctoral Degrees 16
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • 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
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Required
    • Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required, Thesis Required and final and qualifying exams
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

20% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 115
    • Accepted 24
    • Acceptance Rate 20
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitCSS Profile and FAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 15
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students51
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students51
    • Part-time Percentage2%
    • Full-time Percentage98%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian51%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown or International Student37%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty26
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchExperimental and theoretical physics, free electron laser, living-state physics, heavy-ion physics, nuclear structure
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN 37240-1001
United States

Dr. Robert Sherrer

Chair

Phone: 615-322-2828
Email: robert.scherrer@vanderbilt.edu

Julia Velkovska

Director of Graduate Studies

Phone: 615-322-2828
Email: julia.velkovska@vanderbilt.edu

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