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The Physics Department welcomes admissions from students who have earned bachelors degrees in accredited institutions. Whereas the majority of our applicants major in physics in their undergraduate education, some obtain their degrees in related fields such as electrical engineering or mathematics. The department has on occasion admitted interested students who focused on social sciences or even humanities as undergraduates. In such cases, an appropriate curriculum would include undergraduate classes that might have been missed.

The application process is done completely online through the graduate school's Apply Yourself application system. When the Graduate School certifies that the application is complete and all criteria have been met, the PhysicsDepartment Admissions Committee considers the completed application and makes a recommendation to the Graduate School. Successful applicants will receive official notification of acceptance from the Graduate School and a letter detailing the particulars of the university's offer of acceptance from the Physics Department.

Priority Deadline for Fall 2015 Application: January 3, 2015
In exceptional cases, we will accept US applications until June 25 and international applications until March 1

The Physics Department encourages individuals to learn more about what the department has to offer through this website. Prospective students should also feel free to contact any physics department faculty member to inquire about that professor's research. General information about the department and the application process can be obtained by contacting the department's Graduate Programs Office. If possible, prospective graduate students should schedule a visit to the department.

If you have questions regarding admission requirements please confer with the following websites: Perspecitve Graduate Student FAQ, Graduate School, Graduate School Live Chat.

Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Physics Department Graduate Office.

Exam(s) Required*: GRE and GRE Subject Test, TOEFL (International Applicants)
TOEFL Requirements*: Minimum overall score of 80 points with a minimum of 20 points in each sub-section.
Exceptions can be made in special cases.
Interview Required*: Yes

*To conserve resources, please do not send copies of forms, etc. submitted online through ApplyYourself