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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Department of Physics and Astronomy

St. Louis, MO

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University of Missouri-St. Louis

Overview

University of Missouri–St. Louis / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in St. Louis, MO, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Applied physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Physics
Master of Science (MS) Astrophysics

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
4
Accepted
2
Enrolled
29%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
40
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline April 1st April 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75, 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of recommendation, minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
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 April 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits

Student Body

18
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 11.11%
White or Caucasian 55%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 5.56%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Biophysics, astrophysics, materials science
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO  63121
United States
Contact Prof. Erika Gibb
Chair
Email: gibbe@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-4145
Fax: 314-516-6152