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Western Connecticut State University

Department of Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology

Danbury, CT


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Western Connecticut State University


Western Connecticut State University / Department of Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology is located in Danbury, CT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA) Earth and planetary sciences

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Completion of program in 6 years



Application Fee - Domestic
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 5th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline January 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.5 or GRE; one year each of calculus-based physics and calculus; semester course in differential equations

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (50%)
Female (50%)


Focus of faculty research: Data collection and analysis of Gulf Stream surface temperature and circulation; science for visually impaired students including investigations of a satellite orbit, the Moon's surface, spectra of chemical elements and stars, the rotation of the Sun, and the spiral structure of our galaxy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
United States
Contact Dr. Dennis Dawson
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 203-837-8671