Applicants must meet the university requirements for graduate admission as detailed in the University Catalog under Graduate Admission.

In addition, the department requires applicants to have completed an undergraduate degree in physics from an accredited university. However, applicants with a degree other than in physics will also be considered if they have completed at least nine units of upper division physics courses. The GRE physics is not required of applicants with a degree in physics and an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher, but it is mandatory for international students or for applicants with a degree other than in physics. 

Applications for the program are completed onlineTo ensure timely processing and review of application materials, please contact the Graduate Advisor Ionel Tifrea by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In addition, please arrange three letters of recommendation to be submitted by email or regular mail before the deadline. Out of state and international students interested in a tuition waiver should contact the Graduate Advisor Ionel Tifrea before the deadline.

Application deadline: March 1st for the Fall semester and October 1st for the Spring semester. Applications received after the deadlines may be considered on a case by case basis.