Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Applying to UC Berkeley's Physics Graduate Program

The Department of Physics has set December 15, 2014 as the deadline for accepting all 2015-2016 applications for admission to the Berkeley Physics Ph.D. program.

To meet the December 15 deadline, all applicants should take the General GRE, the GRE-Subject Test in Physics (and TOEFL, if applicable) no later than October 2014. The latest acceptable GRE-Subject Test in Physics is October 2014. The Department is aware that ETS score reports for examinations taken in November may arrive after the Dec. 15 deadline.

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Please read the application instructions thoroughly. All supporting material, including your transcript should upload to your application. Your application will be reviewed with your unofficial transcripts. If you are recommended for admission to the Physics PhD program, you must submit official copies of your transcript for final approval of your admission by Graduate Division's Graduate Admissions Office.

You must submit a course and textbook list of all third and fourth year physics (including astrophysics) and mathematics courses. Click  here for our Course and Textbook List Form. You may complete our form and upload it to your online application, or you may use our form as a template.

Read UCB Physics Graduate Program information from 2013-14 AIP Directory of Graduate Programs in Physics and Astronomy:

We will begin making offers of admission starting late February. Our final offers of admission will be made March 15, 2015.

The Physics Department Open House for prospective graduate students is Thursday, March 19, 2015 and Friday, March 20, 2015.