Fully Funded Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Physics & Astronomy, Ohio University, United States
Virtually all students in the Department of Physics & Astronomy are supported financially, usually via a teaching assistantship (TA) during their first one or two years and a research assistantship (RA) thereafter.
There are no separate forms on which to apply for financial aid. On the online application system, under department funding, check all of the boxes that apply. However, if you are able to come without support, you may explain this in your Statement of Purpose. Students who do not receive Assistantships are liable for all tuition and fees.
· TA stipend for first year students is $24,504 for the 2020-21 academic year.
· Tuition Waiver with Assistantship covers all instructional fees.
· All graduate students are responsible for semester fees as follows: general fee of $628, technology fee of $97 and student info and network fee of $33.
· International students pay a one-time orientation fee of $150 upon arrival.
· Students not otherwise covered by health insurance must pay an annual premium for student health insurance. For academic year 2020-21, the cost will be approximately $2,820. This can be paid through payroll deduction
· Bachelor's degree from government recognized/accredited U.S. institutions or equivalent. Applicants are not required to hold a U.S. master's-equivalent degree for admission.
· Minimum Grade Point Average (GPA): Successful candidates are students who have excelled academically. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or equivalent is required.
· Recommended Coursework: Students entering this degree program normally are expected to have successfully concluded undergraduate work in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, and should also possess a working knowledge of mathematics including calculus, ordinary differential equations, Fourier series, vector analysis, and the elements of partial differential equations.
· Graduate Record Examination (GRE): The Verbal and Quantitative GRE General Tests are optional. The Physics GRE Subject Test is optional. To be considered official, test scores must be reported directly from the testing agency to Ohio University.
· Official transcripts from all college-level institutions that you attended, even if you did not receive a degree.
· Letters of Recommendation: Three (3) letters of recommendation written on recommender's original letterhead stationery. The online application provides a place to list contact information for each recommender (name, organization, position/title, relationship to applicant, telephone, and email address). Recommendations should come from the recommender’s professional or business email account rather than a personal email account
· Resume or CV.
· Statement of Purpose.
Note: The application fee can be waived for applications to the Ph.D. program that satisfy the minimum GPA and English proficiency requirements (see above) and submitted on or before Dec. 22, 2023. Send inquiries about the application fee waiver to [email protected].
Application Deadline: 15th January 2024