Graduate Study: How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the online application, selecting for your Department/Program of choice.

Before you start the online application, have the following ready:

  • The names and email addresses of your 3 references
  • GRE scores (by visiting the ETS web site)
  • TOEFL score report (if you are an international student)

Step 2: Download the Supplemental Application Form and Graduate Funding Application Form.. Links to the relevant forms are below.

TOEFL score is required: We accept the IELTS exam in lieu of the TOEFL. Admitted students normally have a TOEFL score of 100 or higher.

GRE score is required. The Physics Subject GRE score is not required, but is highly recommended. PhD qualifying exam is waived for students with a Physics Subject GRE score of 630 or higher.


Application Deadlines

  • Fall admission: January 15
  • Spring admission: October 1 (TA/RA stipends are not usually available for spring admission)


If you have a question, contact our Department's Admissions Coordinator, Jeanne Mullen.