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How to Apply

All materials must be submitted before 15 January to be assured of consideration for admission in the fall. A complete application consists of an application form, transcripts of all college work, three letters of recommendation, and Graduate Record Examination results from the general test (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) and the physics subject test (ETS codes: William and Mary - 5115;  Department Code - 0808).   Those for whom English is not their first language must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (ETS codes: William and Mary - 5115;  Department Code - 76).  All test scores will be reviewed in conjunction with the rest of the application. Assistantships, fellowships and scholarships are awarded on the basis of the above materials. The Graduate Admissions Committee, comprised of physics faculty, recommends admission and financial aid. Typically, only students interested in pursuing the Ph.D. will be considered for aid.

Send your supporting documents or correspondence to:

by US Postal Services  by FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.

Chair, Graduate Admissions, Physics 

The College of William and Mary

P.O. Box 8795

Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795

  Chair, Graduate Admissions, Physics

The College of William and Mary

Small Hall, Room 123

300 Ukrop Way

Williamsburg, VA  23185

There are usually about 70 resident students in the program, all of whom receive full financial support. Full support includes tuition and other fees, student health insurance, and a twelve-month stipend.  The stipend is $24,000 per year for the 2014-2015 session.  Approximately 12 full time students are admitted each fall. This number is determined primarily by departmental resources and funds available from state and federal agencies. Adequate resources have enabled us to offer full financial support to all students making satisfactory progress toward their degrees.

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research facilitates applications to the Physics graduate programs:

Applications and Admissions Overview

Requirements and Deadlines

How to Apply

For more information, please email the Physics Graduate Admissions Chair at [[mailto:grad@physics.wm.edu]]

Useful Links:

Arts & Sciences Graduate Catalog

Graduate Record Examination

Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL)