Must have at least a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university in the United States or an approved institution
of higher learning abroad, with at least 20 semester hours (30 quarter hours) of intermediate and advanced undergraduate physics coursework.
Must have a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A = 4.0) for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of bachelor's degree work and a
minimum GPA of 3.5 for previous graduate degree work. Applicants who are currently in their final year of a bachelor's degree program will have separate GPAs computed
for all courses and for their intermediate and advanced physics courses.
Must take both theGraduate Record Examination(GRE) and the GRE Physics Subject Test,
administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While the application form asks you to provide this score, your official score must be sent from ETS directly
to the Department of Physics by the deadline. Please list your GRE registration number on your application.
Must possess the potential for success in advanced physics research, as documented in letters of reference from prior physics instructors or
research supervisors, and this should be demonstrated in the applicant's "Statement of Purpose." Both the letters of reference and the statement of purpose
should be submitted on-line.
Must demonstrate proficiency in English. Naturalized citizens, permanent resident aliens, and legal immigrants may be required to furnish
TOEFL or IELTS scores, depending on their countries of origin, their length of residency in the US, or the locations and media of instruction for previous institutions
they have attended. Questions about TOEFL or IELTS requirements for US citizens, permanent resident aliens, and legal immigrants should be directed to the Graduate and
Professional Admissions Unit.