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The College of William and Mary

Department of Physics

Williamsburg, VA

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The College of William and Mary

Overview

The College of William and Mary / Department of Physics is located in Williamsburg, VA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 18
Doctoral Degrees 16

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Minimum GPA of 3.0, 32 credit hours
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1-year residency, 2 semesters of physics teaching, minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

100
Applied
20
Accepted
7
Enrolled
20%

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 January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.64%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.92%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.64%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Faculty

35
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 0
Male (30)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nuclear/particle, condensed-matter, atomic, and plasma physics; accelerator physics; molecular/optical physics; computational/nonlinear physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,309,491

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
United States
Contact Dr. Christopher Carone
Chair
Email: chair@physics.wm.edu
Phone: 757-221-2451
Fax: 757-221-3540