Graduate Student Admissions
Thank you for your interest in graduate studies in Physics at Washington University! The Department of Physics offers both Masters and PhD programs in Physics. The Masters program takes two years to complete and the PhD program typically takes between five and six years to complete. Students are admitted into our graduate program in the Fall semester beginning near the end of August. The application deadline is December 15.
For admission to our Masters or PhD program, a Bachelors degree is required. Letters of recommendation, academic transcript(s), and a statement of purpose are required. Due to the pandemic, the GRE is optional for the 2021 application year for Fall 2022 admission.
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.