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Wesleyan University

Department of Physics

Middletown, CT

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Wesleyan University / Department of Physics is located in Middletown, CT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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 Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General and Subject Tests (highly recommended)
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 31st January 31st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General and Subject Tests (highly recommended)

International Students

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

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 15
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 18%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported


Male (68%)
Female (31%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 0
Male (8)
Female (3)


Focus of faculty research: Rydberg states in strong fields, molecular collisions, photo-ionization, laser-produced plasmas, quantum fluids, granular and turbulent fluid flows, lipid membranes and hydration dynamics, single-molecule biophysics, optoelectronics of renewable energy materials, nonlinear dynamics, quantum chaos, properties of nanostructures, soft condensed matter, wave transport in complex media
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 45 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT  06459
United States
Contact Fred Ellis
Phone: 860-685-2046

Wesleyan University