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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Department of Physics

Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Department of Physics is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 Subject Test (recommended)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE Subject Test (physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

13
Applied
10
Accepted
5
Enrolled
77%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

25
Total Graduate Students
60%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

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

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (28%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (2)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Douglas Petkie
Head
Email: dtpetkie@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5258
Fax: 508-831-5886

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