Graduate Program


Students are considered for admission into the graduate doctoral degree program with the Department of Physics and Astronomy after submitting an online application. Our application deadline is January 15.

The application fee is $60. Please write to if you would like to request a fee waiver.

Students will need to upload the following materials to the online application:

Test Scores

The exams listed above are administered by external testing agencies at certain fixed times throughout the year. Please arrange to take these examinations early enough so that the testing agency can forward the official scores to the University of Rochester by our application deadline.

We do not have minimum required scores for the GRE, GRE Physics, TOEFL or IELTS. Our admissions committee will consider test scores along with the rest of the fully completed application.

Application Decision Process

Our Graduate Admissions Committee begins its deliberations after the application deadline. Decisions are usually announced in February or March. Only completed applications are given full consideration.


Please complete an inquiry request form for more information.