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College of Arts & Sciences

Application Dates

Fall Semester

August 1, 2023

Application Opens

Start your application after this date to be considered for fall 2024.

January 10, 2024

Final Application Deadline

Submit your application by this date to guarantee full consideration of your application.


General GRE (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing) and Subject GRE (Physics) test scores are not required for Fall 2024 applications. However, any test scores submitted as part of a student’s application package will be considered in the evaluation process.

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Please contact if you need clarification on any of the application requirements.

* If you cannot meet the regular application cycle, the department has some limited flexibility for other admission dates.

Application Information

Applications should be submitted via Texas A&M GraduateCAS before the deadline. When filling out your application, be sure that you are applying to the main Texas A&M campus in College Station. Please note there are separate forms for Astronomy and Physics/Applied Physics, with different requirements.

Application Fee

The application fee for domestic students is $89, while international students pay $114. Limited financial assistance is available for low-income applicants. Please contact to request assistance.

Required Materials

The Department of Physics & Astronomy requires the following information to be available with your application at the time of the review:

  • Resume or CV
  • At least three letters of recommendation.
  • Application Essay – The Application Essay should explain why you want to pursue graduate studies, why you are applying to our department, your research interests, and a description of your previous research experience.
  • Personal Statement – Please briefly summarize your previous research experience(s): institution, supervisor, topic, duration, paper(s), or poster(s). You may upload two items, with a two-paged maximum per attachment. Combine into one PDF to upload.
  • Transcript – for consideration purposes, we will accept unofficial transcripts. However, please note that if you receive and accept an offer, the Office of Admissions will need an official copy of your final transcript. If your official scores and grades do not match any unofficial copies that you submitted. (excluding current courses), your application will be subject to rejection and any offers will be rescinded. Transcripts that are not written in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Optional Document: List of publications or statements of research experience (when applicable).