Physics and Astronomy
    206 Gallalee Hall, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Physics, MS
 
Official Concentration(s)*: Precision Timing.

 
Program Director(s): Dr. Dean Townsley (Graduate Academic Affairs), (205) 348-2798
Dr. Preethi Nair (Recruitment Coordinator), (205) 348-3770
Application Contact: Karen Lynn, (205) 348-5050
Nancy Pekera, (205) 348-3039
Application Deadline: For Fall admission, for students wanting to be considered for a university fellowship we ask for all materials by December 15, and we make our first offers in mid January coinciding with the first GCF deadline. After that, in order to be assured applicants will be considered for support from the department, we ask for all materials by February 15. We continue to take applications after that, but with the implied caveat that we don’t guarantee we have anything available for late applications.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   Yes.
Minimum GPA for AMP: 3.7
Is test score waived for AMP applicants? Yes.
*A concentration is an officially approved program of study that will appear on your transcript. You may select a concentration (if available) during the application process.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Required.
Resume / CV
Required.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 admission. Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (School Code: 1830).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300. Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.

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