About Us

The College of William & Mary, consistently ranked in the elite group of the Best National Universities-Doctoral by U.S. News and World Report, has committed to a multi-year effort to strengthen and expand its applied science research program. The department has been the home of multiple NSF and DOE Career Awards. Teaching loads are competitive with top research departments in support of the department's research expectations for faculty. The department offers M.S., and Ph.D. programs.

Applied Science graduate students have a wide variety of backgrounds and professional interests. Coursework, one-on-one meetings with faculty members, association with other graduate students, and seminars are all a part of an entering graduate student's experience. Advanced students help coordinate the seminar program and travel to present achievements in research. The most inventive of our students receive U.S. patents by the time they are awarded their degrees. The graduate student association and intramural sports provide casual settings for further involvement in campus life.

Why choose Applied Science at William and Mary?
  • An academic program tailored to each student's needs. The coursework component of each student's curriculum is highly flexible and is planned individually with his or her faculty advisory committee.
  • Outstanding research opportunities in internationally recognized laboratories. Applied Science students perform their research in the laboratories at William and Mary, Jefferson Lab, and NASA Langley.
  • Yearly stipends and full-tuition scholarships. The Research Assistant stipend is approximately $22,800 plus tuition and health insurance.
  • A delightful location adjacent to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg is located in a beautiful area with the Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay an hour's drive to the east, the Blue Ridge Mountains two and a half hours to the west, and Washington, D.C. two hours to the north.

Prospective students are highly encouraged to visit the Department and meet with faculty and students whose research is most of interest. It works best to contact a faculty member in advance to request additional information and arrange a meeting or lab tour. Faculty members can be contacted directly via phone, email or Skype and look forward to hearing from you.

General inquiries can be directed to our Graduate Program Coordinator, via email at [[w|appsci]] or phone at (757) 221-2563.