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University of Nevada, Reno

Department of Physics

Reno, NV

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University of Nevada, Reno

Overview

University of Nevada, Reno / Department of Physics is located in Reno, NV.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 2
Doctoral Degrees 1

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 Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

22
Applied
15
Accepted
10
Enrolled
68%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 500
TOEFL IBT score: 61
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

44
Total Graduate Students
84%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
15%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.27%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 38%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.27%

Gender

Male (77%)
Female (22%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 0
Male (27)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Atomic and molecular physics
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
8,567,615

Location & Contact

Address Reno, NV  89557
United States
Contact Dr. Aaron Covington
Graduate Program Director
Email: aaron@physics.unr.edu
Phone: 775-327-2298