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Physics and Astronomy

Washington State University

48 months
27113 USD/year
13156 USD/year
5498 USD/year
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The Physics and Astronomy program at Washington State University prepares graduates to be competitive in top graduate programs or for employment.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Physics is the study of the natural world, from its most fundamental to its most extreme. It is a foundational science upon whose principles all other sciences and technologies are based. From subatomic particles to the universe itself, physicists study matter, energy, and space and time. They probe the laws and forces of nature and search for symmetries, patterns, and properties that define the workings of the universe.

Careers after the Physics and Astronomy program at Washington State University

• Alternative energy science and energy exploration

• Medical profession, imaging, and diagnosis

• Sports technologies, biophysics/engineering

• Architecture, civil engineering, materials science

• Education, forensics/law enforcement

• Computer technologies and applications

• Special effects, sound engineering, design

• Science journalism, technical writing

• Astronomy, aerospace technology

• Capital investment, insurance, computational economics

• Intellectual property law, patents, policy development

• Nanotechnology, computer engineering

• Manufacturing quality control, invention, entrepreneurship

• Environmental science/engineering, oceanography

• Meteorology, chaotic systems, cryptography

Programme Structure

Strengths of the program
  • 63% of faculty are Society Fellows: the national average is 10 percent.
  • Faculty bring in over $9 million per year in grant funds—and students are invited to join faculty mentors in research.
  • The department hosts a weekly colloquium where WSU faculty and visiting scholars discuss their research work.
  • The James Richard Jewett Observatory houses the largest refracting telescope in the state of Washington. Several times a year, star parties are held for the public to attend.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National: The fall semester admission priority application date for first-year students is January 31. You can still apply after this date on a space-available basis
  • International: WSU accepts international undergraduate applications at any time of year and operates on a rolling admission basis.


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission to Washington State University as a freshman, a student needs to complete at least 12 years of school, culminating in an appropriate secondary certificate or external examination. (We may consider the first year or two of university in some countries to be secondary level.)
  • Schooling should include preparation in humanities, mathematics, basic sciences, and social sciences.
  • WSU requires a minimum grade point average of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale) for admission as an international freshman.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27113 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27113 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    13156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13156 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    5498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5498 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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