Application and Admissions Process

NOTE:  You must have an undergraduate degree in physics or its related field to enter the M.S. or the Ph.D. programs in Physics. Your undergraduate curriculum must have included upper-division courses in statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, quantum mechanics, and classical mechanics. Students must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (on a U.S. 4.0 scale) or comparable grade point average in upper-division (junior and senior level) work and in any graduate work already completed.

Questions? Check our FAQ list.

Deadlines:
Domestic
with TA/RA*
Domestic
without TA/RA*
International
Fall January 10th May 1st January 10th
Spring August 1st October 1st August 1st

* Teaching Assistantship/Research Assistantship

The Graduate Admissions Committee will begin reviewing completed application packages  for Fall admission on December 15 and will give full consideration to applications received by January 10.

IMPORTANT: No changes to your application through the online system are allowed once you enter your digital signature on the application and click the SUBMIT button.

Before you submit your application, be sure these required components are included in your application. All materials must be received before the committee will review the packet.

Upload:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Transcripts
  • Assistantship request/info

Enter:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable

Your test scores must have been received within the last two years

Optional:

For Spring 2022 admission, General GRE test and Physics GRE subject test scores are optional.  You may submit your scores if you wish, but it will not hurt your application if you do not submit your GRE scores. 

For Fall 2022 admission we will require both General and Physics GRE test scores.

  • Physics GRE score
  • General GRE scores

Assign:

  • 3 Recommendation Providers

Begin the Graduate Application process here

Use this link for both domestic and international applications. The online application will allow you to upload all your necessary documents for application to the Physics graduate program. Within the application, make sure to click the Application Instructions to see the specific requirements for Physics.

PLEASE REVIEW the Frequently Asked Questions list for more detailed information regarding applications and requirements or contact the Academic Programs Coordinator: Alisa Gibson - agibson@unm.edu