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Missouri State University

Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science

Springfield, MO

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Overview

Missouri State University / Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Materials Science is located in Springfield, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Materials science
Master of Natural and Applied Science (MNAS) Natural and applied science Physics
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Secondary education Physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (MS, MNAS)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

12
Applied
11
Accepted
5
Enrolled
92%

Applying

35
Application Fee - Domestic
50
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 20th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 20th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (MS, MNAS)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (MS and MNAS), 9-12 teaching certification (MS Ed)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 31
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

15
Total Graduate Students
33%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
66%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (93%)
Female (6%)

Faculty

9
Total faculty
Full-time - 9
Part-time - 0

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nanocomposites, ferroelectricity, infrared focal plane array sensors, biosensors, pulsating stars
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 901 South National
Springfield, MO  65897
United States
Contact Dr. David Cornelison
Department Head
Email: physics@missouristate.edu
Phone: 417-836-4467
Fax: 417-836-6226