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Graduate Application for Applied Science

Deadlines and supplementary materials

Program Overview
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Phone: 757-221-1970
Fax: 757-221-2050

Mailing Address:
William & Mary
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Applied Science
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Shipping Address:
William & Mary
Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Applied Science
540 Landrum Drive,
Room #0279
Williamsburg, VA 23185

William & Mary uses an online application system.

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in Applied Science.

Ph.D in Applied Science

The Department of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary graduate department that focuses on the Ph.D., which also offers an M.S. degree in some cases. Both degrees can be customized and focused into a number of concentrations in the physical and natural sciences. Graduate students and their advisory committees plan individualized degree programs that best suit each student's educational goals. 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. The coursework component of each student's curriculum is highly flexible and is planned individually with his or her faculty advisory committee. The Applied Science Ph.D. is a fully funded program offering a Graduate Assistantship stipend of  $27,000 per academic year, in addition to covering the cost of tuition & fees, and health insurance.

Deadlines
  • For Fall admission: 5:00 p.m. first Friday of February
  • For Spring admission: 5:00 p.m. second Friday of October
  • Part-Time Students: Yes, but without funding

Applications submitted after the program's deadline may be evaluated at the discretion of the program's admission committee.

GRE Scores

The graduate program in Applied Science has opted to consider GRE scores for the general test an optional part of an application for admission in fall 2023. Not submitting GRE scores will not negatively impact your application. A subject test of your choice is strongly encouraged.

Advice and Considerations

For advice on admissions to our graduate program, please review this memo from the faculty (pdf) about applying to our doctoral program.

Your personal statement should indicate your specific area of interest.

Your letters of recommendation will be most useful if they are written by scientists or faculty members who can attest to your character and qualifications best suited for our graduate program.

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 Zoom. These conversations are the first step in defining programs of study that best suit your professional goals.

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