UMBC's Department of Physics offers graduate programs leading to the MS and PhD in both Applied Physics and Atmospheric Physics. The department has 23 graduate faculty members, 56 graduate students, as well as over 110 undergraduate students.
All full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD receive financial support through teaching assistantships, research assistantships or fellowships. This support includes full tuition, health benefits and a stipend. The stipends for the academic year 2011-2012 range between $22,000 and $30,000.
Individuals interested in applying to the Graduate Programs in Applied or Atmospheric Physics should visit the UMBC Graduate School website, where information and application forms are available.