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Tufts University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Medford, MA

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Tufts University

Overview

Tufts University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Medford, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics education
Master of Science (MS) Astrophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Chemical physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

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
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Oral qualifying exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

126
Applied
21
Accepted
9
Enrolled
17%

Applying

85
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 No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

31
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 48%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 6.45%

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (19%)

Location & Contact

Address Medford, MA  02155
United States
Contact Dr. Danilo Marchesini
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 617-627-2756