How To Apply

If you are interested in being part of our TAMU Physics & Astronomy graduate program and you are ready to apply, you can find important dates and additional details for submitting your application materials below.

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Application Dates
Fall Semester

August 1, 2020

Application Opens
Start your application after this date to be considered for fall 2021.

January 10, 2021

Final Application Deadline
Submit your application by this date to guarantee full consideration of your application.

Please contact admissions@physics.tamu.edu if you need clarification on any of the application requirements.

* If you cannot meet the regular application cycle, the department has some limited flexibility for other admission dates.

Application Information

Applications should be submitted via Texas A&M GraduateCAS before the deadline. When filling out your application, be sure that you are applying to the main Texas A&M campus in College Station. Please note there are separate forms for Astronomy and Physics/Applied Physics, with different requirements.

Application Fee

The application fee for domestic students is $89, while international students pay $114. Limited financial assistance is available for low-income applicants. Please contact admissions@physics.tamu.edu to request assistance.

Submitting Test Scores

We will not require the general or subject GRE scores for graduate program applications for Fall 2021.

Required Materials

The Department of Physics & Astronomy requires the following information to be available with your application at the time of the review:

  • Resume or CV
  • List of publications or statements of research experience (when applicable)
  • At least three letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement (submitted as part of your Texas A&M GraduateCAS application)
  • Transcript – for consideration purposes, we will accept unofficial transcripts. However, please note that if you receive and accept an offer, the Office of Admissions will need an official copy of your final transcript. If your official scores and grades do not match any unofficial copies that you submitted (excluding current courses), your application will be subject to rejection and any offers will be rescinded. Transcripts that are not written in English must be accompanied by a certified translation
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