How To Apply For Admission
to the Physics Graduate Program

Prospective students must apply for admission review through the Graduate College. Teaching Assistantships will be offered to select candidates.


Please check our Research and Scholarly Activity website to learn more about the research opportunities at our Department.


When To Apply

  • Only applications for Fall admission are accepted. Applications will be accepted starting October 1.
  • Deadline: February 1.


How To Apply

  • The entire application, including recommendation letters, can now be completed online through the Graduate College. Applicants will be able to upload all required documents and recommenders will be contacted directly by the system. Just go to "Apply Now" under "Prospective Student Resources" at


A Few Hints For The Online Application

  • When filling an application, the system will try to validate the entries on each page. If there is a problem, there is no need to return to the first page. You can simply correct your entries and click "Submit these changes", or click "Go back" at the bottom of the page to revise your entries.


Note For Photonics Applicants

Photonics Applicants with Electrical Engineering undergraduate degrees must contact the OSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department for application and assistantship information.