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Graduate Application for Physics

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Program Overview

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Phone: 757-221-3502
Fax: 757-221-3540

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Mailing Address:
William & Mary
Chair, Graduate Admissions
Department of Physics
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

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William & Mary
Chair, Graduate Admissions
Department of Physics
Small Hall, Room 123
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in Physics.


For Fall admission: January 15
Spring Admission: No
Part-Time Students: No

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

2021 Admissions: GRE

Due to COVID-19 and resulting challenges to taking the GRE, Graduate Arts & Sciences at William & Mary has suspended its GRE requirement for admission in 2021. The graduate program in Physics will not accept GRE scores for the general or subject tests for consideration as part of an application for 2021 admission.

Advice and Considerations

Assistantships, fellowships and scholarships are awarded on the basis of the application 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.

There are usually about 70 resident students in the program, all of whom currently receive full financial support. Full support includes tuition and other fees, student health insurance, and a twelve-month stipend. Starting from 2019, the stipend is $27,000 per year.

Approximately 10 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.

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If you have any questions about the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.