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Brigham Young University

College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Provo, UT

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Brigham Young University

Overview

Brigham Young University / College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 81
Doctoral Degrees 18

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 (math and physics)
Comp Exam Required
Project or thesis, written exams
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (math and physics)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Residency (computer science), qualifying exams (math), candidacy exam (physics)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

216
Applied
142
Accepted
108
Enrolled
66%

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 February 1st February 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (math and physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, geology and physics); bachelor's degree and minimum GPA of 3.0 (math); teaching certificate or equivalent (math education); minimum B average and minimum GPA of 3.3 (statistics); minimum GPA of 3.25 (computer science)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (math and physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0; undergraduate degree (computer science); master's degree (math)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$42,500
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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
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

332
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
88%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.01%
Black or African American 0.3%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 7.53%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.9%
Two or more races 0.9%
Unknown 0.3%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

190
Total faculty
Full-time - 167
Part-time - 23
Male (168)
Female (22)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Separation science, graphics/animation and computer vision, geophysics, Algebraic geometry/number theory, Understanding the characteristics of high-quality mathematics instruction, Acoustics, Statistical genetics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,996,617

Location & Contact

Address N-181 ESC
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Shane Reese
Dean
Email: shane_reese@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-9250