How to Apply

To apply to the graduate physics program (PhD or M.S.) at UMass:

  1. Follow the directions provided on the UMass Graduate School website - Only the Graduate School can receive and process applications, and make them available online to the Physics Department.
  2. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact our Graduate Program Manager, Katie Bryant.

Before applying to the PhD program, please see Essential Information for PhD Applicants and the other links for Prospective PhD Students.

Before applying to the M.S. program, please see links for Prospective M.S. Students.

If you are applying to the M.S. Program, note that you are applying to the course-based program (no thesis), although you can do up to 6 credits of independent study that includes research. You are welcome to contact faculty about their research interests, and encouraged to peruse the courses offered by the department.