Graduate Student Admissions
Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in Physics at Washington University! Most students are admitted into our graduate program in the Fall semester beginning near the end of August, but occasionally a student enters in the Spring semester beginning mid-January. The application deadline is December 15.
Masters of Arts Program:
For admission to our Masters program, a Bachelors degree is required with no minimum undergraduate GPA specified. Two recommendation letters are required. The GRE General is recommended.
For admission to our PhD program, a Bachelors degree is required with no minimum undergraduate GPA specified. The GRE General examination is required. The GRE Physics subject exam is recommended. The average GRE percentile score for those who were recently offered admission were verbal-60%; quantitative-80%; analytic writing-39%; and physics-68%.
Students applying to either program from non-English speaking countries are required to demonstrate proficiency in English via the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum acceptable score is 577 (equivalently 233 or 90) and the minimum acceptable IELTS score is 7.
Applying for Admission
Please apply directly online. There is a $45 application fee. If necessary, you may apply for a waiver of this fee when you submit your application. The GRE/TOEFL Institution Code for Washington University in St. Louis Graduate School is 6929.
In addition, official transcripts must be requested by the applicant and sent directly by the institutions where the studies were pursued by EMAIL (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mailed to the following postal address:
Department of Physics
Campus Box 1105, One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Questions should be addressed to Sarah Akin, the secretary of the Graduate Admissions Committee, email@example.com or by telephone (314)935-6250.