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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Las Vegas, NV

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Overview

University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Las Vegas, NV, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

25
Applied
7
Accepted
7
Enrolled
28%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline November 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree/master's degree

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 March 15
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 3.33%
Asian 6.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (76%)
Female (23%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: High energy and gamma-ray bursters astrophysics, exoplanet astrophysics, experimental high pressure physics, theoretical condensed matter physics, atomic molecular and optical physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,914,122

Location & Contact

Address 4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 454002
Las Vegas, NV  89154-4002
United States
Contact Dr. Stephen Lepp
Chair/Professor
Email: lepp@physics.unlv.edu
Phone: 702-895-4455
Fax: 702-895-0804

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