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For admission to our graduate program, you must complete the online WVU Graduate Application for Admission. To be given full consideration for admission the following August, the application should be completed by January 15.  Applications received after this date will only be considered if positions are available. Note that only applications received by January 1 are guaranteed consideration for University fellowshipsThe deadline for fee waiver requests was December 15.

International Applicants should view additional requirements from WVU Graduate Admissions.

The online graduate application will request:

  1. Demographic information.
  2. Information from previously-attended colleges and universities, including transcripts.
  3. Unofficial test scores. Neither general nor physics subject GRE scores are required for our program. Both tests are optional and their scores can be self-reported. For officially-reported scores, WVU's ETS code is 5904 and the Physics & Astronomy department code is 1463.
  4. Information on research areas of interest to you.
  5. A statement of purpose highlighting your academic goals and interests, your professional goals, and your reasons for pursuing a degree in physics at WVU. Include any relevant professional experiences, publications, awards, and honors.
  6. Your resume/CV.
  7. Contact information for three people who will submit letters of reference on your behalf.

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