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University of South Florida

Department of Physics

Tampa, FL

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Overview

University of South Florida / Department of Physics is located in Tampa, FL.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Physics Semiconductor physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Applied physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Optical physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Laser physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Solid state physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Materials physics
Master of Science (MS) Physics Atomic and molecular physics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied physics Medical physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 13

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

110
Applied
26
Accepted
14
Enrolled
24%

Applying

30
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline September 1st September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test; GRE Subject Test in physics (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

73
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.07%
Black or African American 1.37%
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.74%

Gender

Male (73%)
Female (26%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 22
Part-time - 2
Male (21)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Molecular organization of collagen, lipid rafts in biological membranes, formation of Alzheimer plaques, the role of cellular ion pumps in wound healing, carbon nanotubes as biological detectors, optical imaging of neuronal activity, three-dimensional imaging of intact tissues, motility of cancer cells, optical detection of pathogens in water
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,719,264

Location & Contact

Address 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL  33620-9951
United States
Contact Dr. David Rabson
Professor and Chairperson
Email: davidra@ewald.cas.usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1207