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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Physics is located in Buffalo, NY.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 14

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

124
Applied
48
Accepted
13
Enrolled
39%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Master's Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Undergraduate degree, letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

International Students

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

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
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

92
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 2.17%
White or Caucasian 28%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.09%
Asian 54.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.17%
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.96%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 4
Male (24)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Condensed-matter physics (experimental and theoretical), cosmology (theoretical), high energy and particle physics (experimental and theoretical), computational physics, biophysics (experimental and theoretical), materials physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,836,618

Location & Contact

Address Fronczak Hall 239
Buffalo, NY  14260
United States
Contact Dr. Hong Luo
Chairman
Email: luo@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-3421
Fax: 716-645-2507