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All application materials should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Admissions via the online Graduate Application. Use the graduate admission checklist to get started.

  • Deadlines
    • Fall: Apply by February 15, 5 p.m. EST


    To be considered for a graduate assistantship, you are strongly encouraged to submit your application by January 1. We begin screening applications in mid-January, so please get your application started before mid-January. Note that not all materials need be received by the due date, but an application must be started to be considered. We do not offer spring or summer admissions.

  • Requirements
    • GPA: 3.0
    • GRE: Required
    • Applicant Statement/Letter of Intent: Required
    • Letters of Recommendation: Required, 2 Letters
    • Additional Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Physics


    For additional requirements, consult the Graduate Catalog. For inquiries regarding the graduate program, please contact Graduate Program Director Jorge L. Rodriguez.

  • Funding


    Students holding a full-time TA or RA position (20 hours per week) are automatically enrolled in the university's subsidized health insurance program. The student has to pay 25% of the total premium. Students with a full tuition waiver (part of a full-time TA or RA) are responsible for paying additional charges per credit hour and a semester fee. The university has a payment plan that allows these fees to be paid over the course of the semester. All full-time students are expected to register for at least 9 credit hours per fall/spring semester and 6 per summer semester.