1000 E University Avenue, Dept 3905, Laramie, Wyoming 82071, United States of America

University of Wyoming

1000 E University Avenue, Dept 3905, Laramie, Wyoming 82071, United States of America

About

Our program offers a welcoming, personalized educational experience that prepares students for challenging careers in space sciences, nanotechnology, quantitative finance, engineering, environmental sciences, optics, computer technology, and more.

The graduate PhD program in Physics & Astronomy is a small, personal, yet challenging environment where graduate students will receive advanced instruction and guidance to grow as independent research scientists while using unique and advanced research facilities in astronomy and physics. The strengths of the program lie in a faculty committed to excellence in research and individual mentoring.

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Program Requirements

Master's:
Thirty hours of graduate course work. Thesis planning, development, and production guided by the committee chair and graduate committee. A 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) required.

Doctorate:
Forty-two hours of course work at the graduate level, 30 hours of research. Dissertation planning, development, and production guided by the committee chair and graduate committee. A 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale) required. Comprehensive exam required.
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Recommended
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

Laramie's location at 7,200 ft. elevation near the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains provides excellent recreational opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, climbing, skiing, and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the "mountain west" all within a short drive. Its location gives Laramie a unique cultural flavor, combining elements of the rugged rural west with the cosmopolitan aspects of an intellectual center. With a population of just over 30,000 and 12,000 students, Laramie is a comfortable, friendly town having all the perks of a vibrant university community yet with a low cost of living. By car, Laramie is approximately 135 miles north of Denver, and 60 miles north of Fort Collins, Colorado.