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University of Maine

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Orono, ME

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University of Maine

Overview

University of Maine / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Orono, ME.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 7
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, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

32
Applied
9
Accepted
8
Enrolled
28%

Applying

65
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 Not reported Yes

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

50
Total Graduate Students
20%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
80%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 84%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 4%
Unknown 4%

Gender

Male (68%)
Female (32%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 2
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy; sensor technology and surface physics; electronic structure of nanoscale materials; development of physics student reasoning skills and metacognitive skills; astronomy and astrophysics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,110,983

Location & Contact

Address Orono, ME  04469
United States
Contact Dr. David Batuski
Chair
Phone: 207-581-1015
Fax: 207-581-3410