The Physics Department welcomes applications 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.
Priority Deadline for Fall 2019 Application: January 3, 2019
In exceptional cases, we will accept US applications until June 25 and international applications until April 1.
We encourage you to learn more about what the department has to offer through this website. 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 domestic graduate students should schedule a visit to the department if they cannot attend the recruiting event (likely held in February).
If you have questions regarding admission requirements please confer with the following websites:
Prospecitve Graduate Student FAQ,
Graduate School Live Chat.
Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Physics Department Graduate Office.
Exam Requested*: GRE and GRE Physics Subject Test.
TOEFL Requirements*: International Applicants are required to submit scores for the TOEFL exam. Minimum overall score of 80 points with a minimum of 20 points in each sub-section. Exceptions can be made in special cases.
Campus Visit : We will invite prospective students currently living in USA to an on-campus visit in late February. During this visit, you will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and current students. Invitations will be sent out after initial review, and travel costs for invited students will be covered by the graduate program. A visit at this time is preferable over a self-initiated visit since we are not able to arrange a comprehensive visit itinirary multiple times during the spring semester. For international students, we will conduct Skype or telephone interviews.
*To conserve resources, please do not send copies of forms, etc. submitted online