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The University of Alabama

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Tuscaloosa, AL

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The University of Alabama

Overview

The University of Alabama / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 4

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 Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

80
Applied
17
Accepted
9
Enrolled
21%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
60
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th February 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st June 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum score of 300)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans

Student Body

49
Total Graduate Students
69%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.12%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.04%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.04%
Unknown 2.04%

Gender

Male (89%)
Female (10%)

Faculty

28
Total faculty
Full-time - 28
Part-time - 0
Male (25)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Condensed matter, particle physics, astrophysics, particle astrophysics, collider physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,129,132

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 870324
Tuscaloosa, AL  35487-0324
United States
Contact Dr. Patrick LeClair
Chairman and Professor
Email: pleclair@ua.edu
Phone: 205-348-3040
Fax: 205-348-5051

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