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Brown University

Department of Physics

Providence, RI

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Brown University

Overview

Brown University / Department of Physics is located in Providence, RI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 11

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Qualifying and oral exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

459
Applied
127
Accepted
40
Enrolled
28%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 2nd January 2nd No
Spring deadline May 1st May 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test (recommended)

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 2
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

121
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
99%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.48%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.48%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 0.83%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (23)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics/cosmology, condensed matter, elementary particles
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,733,753

Location & Contact

Address Box 1843
Providence, RI  02912
United States
Contact Gang Xiao
Chairman
Phone: 401-863-2644