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University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Physics

Santa Barbara, CA

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University of California, Santa Barbara

Overview

University of California, Santa Barbara / Department of Physics is located in Santa Barbara, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Astrophysics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 26
Doctoral Degrees 20

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

640
Applied
99
Accepted
26
Enrolled
15%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
110
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (physics)

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

Student Body

140
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.14%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 62%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.71%
Asian 13.57%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.14%

Gender

Male (85%)
Female (15%)

Faculty

52
Total faculty
Full-time - 49
Part-time - 3
Male (46)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High energy theoretical/experimental physics, condensed matter theoretical/experimental physics, astrophysics and cosmology, biophysics, gravity and relativity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
20,253,690

Location & Contact

Address Broida Hall 3019
Santa Barbara, CA  93106-9530
United States
Contact Prof. Philip Pincus
Chair/Professor
Email: fyl@mrl.ucsb.edu
Phone: 805-893-4685
Fax: 805-893-4685