The University of Vermont

12 months
1720 USD/credit
1720 USD/credit
683 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Beginning Physics graduate students from The University of Vermont are assigned to teach laboratory classes in the introductory physics courses. In later years, these students may continue to teach laboratory classes or recitations, but often are increasingly supported through research grants as they focus on thesis research.


Research within the Physics degree from The University of Vermont is broadly defined in three categories: 

  • Theoretical and Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, which includes dynamics of quantum systems with application to electronic, magnetic, optical, structural, and thermal properties of nanomaterials (eg. fullerene-derived solids and nanotubes); quantum many-body physics, superconductivity and superfluidity, electronic properties of graphene and its derivatives, strongly-correlated electronic systems and quantum magnetism, spintronics, optical properties and magnetism of thin films, organic semiconductors and nanostructures (professors: Clougherty, Del Maestro, Kotov, Headrick, Furis); 
  • Astrophysics, the use of radio astronomy to study pulsars (Professor: Rankin); 
  • Biological Physics, which includes use of Atomic Force Microscopy to study DNA, lipid membranes, and viruses; studies of the application of ultrasound to biological systems; protein crystallography to study the shapes of proteins and how function follows form. (Professors: Vanegas, Wu, Yang).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring the Cosmos
  • Astronomy Lab : Measuring the Sky
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Elementary Physics
  • Introductory Lab
  • Physics Problem Solving
  • Physics For Engineers
  • Fundamentals of Physics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Contact information for all three people who will provide letters of recommendation (information is submitted in the application)
  • One official transcript from each institution you have attended, including the one you currently attend 
  • Writing Sample (where required)
  • Test Scores (where required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1720 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1720 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1720 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    683 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 683 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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