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University of Michigan

Department of Physics

Ann Arbor, MI

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Overview

University of Michigan / Department of Physics is located in Ann Arbor, MI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 23

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
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Thesis Required
Oral defense of dissertation, preliminary exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

650
Applied
111
Accepted
28
Enrolled
17%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th December 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

192
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.6%
Black or African American 0.52%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.56%
Unknown 1.56%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (23%)

Faculty

68
Total faculty
Full-time - 68
Part-time - 0
Male (54)
Female (14)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Elementary particle, solid-state, atomic, and molecular physics (theoretical and experimental)
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
250,000

Location & Contact

Address 1440 Randall Laboratory
450 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109
United States
Contact Dr. Bradford Orr
Professor of Physics/Department Chair
Phone: 734-764-4437