William and Mary


Apply on-line or by mail at the address below. A complete application packet must include:

  • Completed application form with personal statement indicating your specific area of interest.
  • Letters of recommendation from three scientists or faculty members who can attest to your character and qualifications best suited for our graduate program.
  • Official transcript(s) from your undergraduate institution(s) and any graduate study.
  • Official GRE scores - William & Mary Code 5115. General test is required of all students and a subject test of your choice is strongly encouraged.
  • Official TOEFL scores - William & Mary Code 5115. Students from non-English speaking countries must submit TOEFL scores.

Fall semester application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on the first Friday in February. Spring semester application deadline is by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday in October. Application materials can be mailed to:

Department of Applied Science
The College of William and Mary
sburg, Virginia 23187-8795

Please review faculty web pages to identify whose work is of most interest to you. Faculty members can be contacted directly via email, phone or Skype. These conversations are the first step in defining programs of study that best suit your professional goals. We highly encourage you to visit campus and meet with faculty members and/or current graduate students. For information regarding a campus visit, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Lianne Ashburne via phone at (757) 221-2563 or via email

International students must submit the International Admission Form.

Once admitted, all students who are required to submit TOEFL scores are also required to take a brief diagnostic test, called the SPEAK test, to assess your oral communication skills.  Please note that the SPEAK test can only be taken on campus, and administered at the beginning of your first semester at William & Mary.

Direct general program questions to the Department office:  or (757) 221-2563.  For additional advice on admissions procedures, please read the Advice memo [pdf] and review the Arts & Sciences Graduate Program's Admission pages.

Note regarding the new G.I. Bill from our experts on the matter: As is the case with federal programs,  the Financial Aid Office  follows the guidance from the federal govenment in terms of the details and how to assist you in getting your  benefits. The Registrar's Office provides resources that you can use for information and updates as they become available.   To use your Veteran benefits or GI Bill, The Department of Veteran's Affairs can assist  you.  The W&M Registrar and Financial Aid office are your best sources of information for these benefits.