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University of California, San Diego

Department of Physics

La Jolla , CA

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University of California, San Diego

Overview

University of California, San Diego / Department of Physics is located in La Jolla, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Biophysics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational neuroscience
Master of Science (MS) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Quantitative biology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Computational science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Multi-scale biology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
1-quarter teaching assistantship

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

570
Applied
152
Accepted
48
Enrolled
27%

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 19th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Statement of purpose, three letters of reference

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

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

173
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics/Astronomy; Atomic/Molecular; Biophysics; Computational Science; Condensed Matter/Material Science; High Energy Physics; Mathematical Physics; Nonlinear Dynamics; Physics; Plasma/Fusion; Quantitative Biology; Statistical/Thermal Physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
Contact Benjamin Grinstein
Chair
Email: chair@physics.ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-6857

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