Graduate Program in Physics

The UMass Physics Department offers both Doctoral and Master's Degree programs, PhD and MS, respectively. Information pertaining to the application process, PhD and MS requirements, research opportunities for PhD students and other details can be found by following the links in the sidebar to the right.

Letter to Prospective PhD Students

Dear prospective PhD student,

Thank you for your interest in joining the UMass Physics doctoral program. The information you will need to apply to the program can be found on our Prospective Students page. The application deadline is January 15 but we encourage early applications and we may make offers to exceptionally well-qualified applicants before the deadline. We suggest that you explore our research pages and reach out by email to one or more faculty members to discuss opportunities for graduate research. We look forward to hearing from you and receiving your application.

Boris Svistunov
Graduate Admissions Chair

Current Students

For current graduate students, and for prospective PhD and MS students seeking more detailed information, please see our pages for Current Students.