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Purdue University

Department of Physics

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Physics is located in West Lafayette, IN.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 19

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 (physics)
Thesis Optional
Qualifying exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

253
Applied
97
Accepted
32
Enrolled
38%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77
TWE: Recommended

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

148
Total Graduate Students
22%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
77%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 1.35%
White or Caucasian 31%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.7%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.35%
Unknown 0.68%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

54
Total faculty
Full-time - 53
Part-time - 1
Male (48)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solid-state, elementary particle, and nuclear physics; biological physics; acoustics; astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact John P. Finley
Head
Email: finley@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-3000