Admission Requirements for Study in Physics
The admissions requirements for the Department of Physics are "holistic," in the sense that we have a goal of evaluating the whole of the applicant's qualifications, without imposing firm, arbitrary cutoffs on particular test scores. However, we have expectations that a prospective student will have
- Taken the Advanced GRE exam in Physics (provisional admission is possible before the exam is taken)
- If an international applicant, scored over 580 on the TOEFL (213 on the new scale)
- Maintained a grade point average of 2.8/4.0 or better in their last 60 hours.
Any of these expectations may be ignored if a prospective student can show the promise of a successful graduate career based on such other factors as work experience, research experience, demonstrated leadership, or unusual desire.