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Michigan State University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

East Lansing, MI

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Michigan State University

Overview

Michigan State University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysics and astronomy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Astrophysics and astronomy
Master of Science (MS) Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 22

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

300
Applied
36
Accepted
12%

Applying

Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

148
Total Graduate Students
41%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.7%
Black or African American 0.68%
White or Caucasian 45%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.35%
Asian 3.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.73%

Gender

Male (72%)
Female (27%)

Faculty

49
Total faculty
Full-time - 49
Part-time - 0
Male (45)
Female (4)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nuclear and accelerator physics, high energy physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, astrophysics and astronomy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
5,980,058

Location & Contact

Address East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact Dr. Wolfgang W. Bauer
Chairperson
Email: chair@pa.msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-8662
Fax: 517-353-4500

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