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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Overview

University of Maryland, Baltimore County / Program in Physics is located in Baltimore, MD.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
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 (recommended)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (strongly recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

60
Applied
21
Accepted
9
Enrolled
35%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No
Spring deadline November 30th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (strongly recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
96%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (82%)
Female (17%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 18
Male (33)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, atmospheric physics, condensed matter physics, quantum optics and quantum information
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
4,800,000

Location & Contact

Address 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD  21250
United States
Contact Dr. Todd Pittman
Graduate Program Director
Email: todd.pittman@umbc.edu
Phone: 410-455-2513
Fax: 410-455-1072