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Brandeis University

Department of Physics

Waltham, MA

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Overview

Brandeis University / Department of Physics is located in Waltham, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Qualifying exam, 1-year residency
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying and advanced exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

165
Applied
24
Accepted
10
Enrolled
15%

Applying

75
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 Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Resume, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, transcripts

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 Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

51
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.92%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 41%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.88%

Gender

Male (64%)
Female (35%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 1
Male (13)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, condensed-matter and biophysics, high energy and gravitational theory, particle physics, microfluidics, radio astronomy, string theory
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 415 South Street
Waltham, MA  02454-9110
United States
Contact Dr. Craig Blocker
Department Chair
Email: blocker@brandeis.edu
Phone: 781-736-2352