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Boston University

Department of Physics

Boston, MA

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Overview

Boston University / Department of Physics is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14
Doctoral Degrees 12

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

360
Applied
73
Accepted
9
Enrolled
20%

Applying

95
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation, transcripts, personal statement, curriculum vitae

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 84

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

69
Total Graduate Students
62%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.45%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 27%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.45%
Unknown 2.9%

Gender

Male (88%)
Female (11%)

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Andrei Ruckenstein
Chair
Email: andreir@bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-4791
Fax: 617-353-9393

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