Physics Department - Graduate Admissions
How to Apply: Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences admissions website.
The online application process is administered by the graduate school, and their website explains the process and the general requirements. Information specific to the Physics Department is listed here.
Application Deadline: January 15
Applicants are expected to have a degree in physics or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
General and Subject (Physics) GRE scores are required for all applicants. There is no minimum score requirement.
The TOEFL exam is required for all international students, but a waiver may be requested if English is the primary language of instruction at your undergraduate institution. The minimum iBT TOEFL score is 90, with sectional minimums of 22 in speaking, 22 in writing, 23 in reading and 23 in listening. Applicants may submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as an alternative to the TOEFL exam. The minimum IELTS score requirement is 7.0 in each section. Exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered even if they do not meet these expectations.
Our programs are described in our Graduate Student Handbook. Most students should apply to the PhD program. If you are specifically interested in the MA or MS degree, contact us to discuss your requirements. Note that the MAPE (Master of Arts in Physics Education) program has different application requirements.
All admitted PhD students will be offered financial aid. No separate application process is required.
You must enter an intended specialization in your application. The following options are available:
||Experimental atomic, molecular, or optical physics
||Experimental solid state and biophysics
||Particle physics using colliders such as the LHC
||Accelerator-based studies of nuclear matter
||All branches of theoretical physics
Your selection of a specialization is not a commitment to a particular area of study. Choose a category that most closely matches your interests. Your choice will not detract from your application.