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.
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.