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Wayne State University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Detroit , MI

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Wayne State University

Overview

Wayne State University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Detroit, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
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; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

108
Applied
7
Accepted
6
Enrolled
6%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from recognized college or university, completion of general college physics with laboratory, fifteen credits in intermediate physics courses, general chemistry and lab, calculus 3 and differential equations and matrix algebra
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree from recognized college or university, completion of general college physics with laboratory, fifteen credits in intermediate physics courses, general chemistry and lab, calculus 3 and differential equations and matrix algebra

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5
TWE: Required IELTS Paper score: 5.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 4%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (22%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Applied physics and optics, astrophysics, atomic physics, biomedical physics, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear physics, high energy particle physics, energy materials research
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI  48202
United States
Contact Dr. David Cinabro
Professor and Chair
Email: cinabro@physics.wayne.edu
Phone: 313-577-2918

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