43
Students
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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) Health physics
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Astronomy
Master of Science (MS) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 16

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 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

89
Applied
23
Accepted
9
Enrolled
26%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

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

43
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
97%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.65%
Black or African American 2.33%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.33%
Unknown 2.33%

Gender

Male (81%)
Female (18%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time (25)
Part-time (0)
Male (21)
Female (4)

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