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Washington State University

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Pullman, WA

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Overview

Washington State University / Department of Physics and Astronomy is located in Pullman, WA.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4
Doctoral Degrees 10

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 (recommended)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Oral exam
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Oral exam, written exam

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Applied
26
Accepted
6
Enrolled
25%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
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 (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, GRE Subject Test (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

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

Student Body

61
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
95%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.28%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.64%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 4.92%

Gender

Male (78%)
Female (21%)

Faculty

21
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 0
Male (19)
Female (2)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Astrophysics, matters under extreme conditions, materials and optical physics, novel states of matter
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,263,667

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 642814
Pullman, WA  99164-2814
United States
Contact Matthew D. McCluskey
Chair
Email: physics@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-335-1698
Fax: 509-335-7816