Graduate Admissions Process


To be considered for admission to the Physics Graduate Program, an applicant must meet all the Graduate School's general requirements listed here, satisfy any additional program specific requirements listed below and pay all requisite fees. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will communicate the University's decision to the applicant.

Steps for Admission:

  • Submit the UMD Graduate School Online Application
    Please complete the online application for Fall 2013 admission by December 15, 2013.

    After you submit your online application, you will be given the option to immediately access your program’s Application Supplemental Form (ASF). If you wish to complete the ASF at a later date, you can log back to any unfinished form using the same Screen Name you created to begin your online application.

  • Have ETS submit official GRE and TOEFL scores.
    The University of Maryland institution code is: 5814
    Internal applicants should check this link for University Requirements on scores on English Language Exams.

  • Submit 3 Letters of Recommendation
    These can be uploaded through ASF

  • Submit Statement of Purpose and Goals
    This can be uploaded through ASF

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit supporting materials using the ASF. Additional application material (e.g. transcripts) can be sent to:

Enrollment Service Operation
Graduate Admissions
Room 0130 Mitchell Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


Checklist of Required Application Documents

  • Application
  • GRE General & Subject and TOEFL Test Scores
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose/Goals
  • Transcripts from all institutions where you have taken 9 or more credits

Department of Physics

University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4111
Phone: 301.405.3401
Fax: 301.314.9525