Graduate studies in physics - University of Kansas

Did you know that the University of Kansas
Department of Physics and Astronomy:
•has a talented and energetic faculty working in numerous fields of research?
•has tripled its external research funding in the last decade?
•supports all of its full time graduate students financially?
•ranks in the top fifth of US university physics and astronomy departments in quality of productivity of research, by several independent measures, including the National Research Council?

Degrees Offered
•Ph.D. in Physics Including a unique Multidisciplinary plan that facilitates interaction and inclusion of other areas of science.
•M.S. in Physics
•M.S. in Physics, emphasis in Computational Physics and Astronomy (for students interested in the application of computers to problem solving in the physical sciences)

Preparation for Admission
Normal admission requires a grade point
average of 3.0 or higher. A degree in physics is desirable but not required. Preparation should include junior/senior level courses in mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermal physics, and laboratory skills. Math preparation should include linear algebra, vector calculus, and ordinary differential equations. Knowledge of an advanced programming language is helpful. Students with less preparation may take most of the necessary courses for graduate credit. Many students enroll in math and computer science courses to supplement their research skills for graduate study and future employment opportunities.

Application Materials
•Deadline for spring semester: November 15
•Deadline for fall semester: May 1 (domestic)
•Deadline for fellowship consideration for fall semester: December 31. In all cases we may consider exceptional applications past the deadline date. Complete application instructions can be found on our website. The application for admission must be submitted online. The requirements are located at:
The online application is available at:
For all students, the GRE PHYSICS is very strongly recommended.

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