Scores and Letters of Recommendation
Applications to the Physics Graduate Program are submitted through the University of Maryland's Graduate School.
Please visit the University of Maryland Graduate School's Application Process page, where you will find a step-by-step guide to applying, answers to frequently asked questions, and the link to the application. The Physics Admissions Requirements are listed here.
The application submission deadline is 11:59 pm EST on December 14.
Applicants admitted to enter in Fall 2017 had an average Physics GRE score of 895 and an average GPA of 3.81.
GRE (General and Subject) – 5814
TOEFL – 5814
You will be required to submit TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores if you are a US citizen or permanent resident with international credentials whose native language is not English and who does not hold a degree from an institution in the US or one of the areas listed above.
How many credits do I need to take?
Typically, graduate students with an appointment in their department (TA or RA) must take 24 units. Each graduate-level course credit counts as 6 units, and each research credit counts as 18. For example, students who are only taking classes typically need to have at least 4 credits, and students who are only doing research need to have 2 credits of PHYS898. You can read more about it here.
How do I register for class?
Why can’t I register for PHYS899?
Doctoral candidates are automatically registered by the Registrar’s Office for this course about 2-4 weeks before the beginning of the semester.