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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 and the applicants will not be eligible for University fellowships. Note, however, that only applications received by January 1 are guaranteed consideration for University fellowships.

Students requesting a fee waiver due to financial hardship can do so here.  Fee waiver requests should be made by December 15.

The online 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

If you have additional questions, please contact us here.