University at Albany
 

Graduate Admission

Combined B.S.-M.S. Program

Qualified undergraduates may apply for admission to the M.S. program and, if accepted, simultaneously work toward completion of the requirements for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. See the undergraduate bulletin for details.

M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Programs

Prospective students should submit their applications by February 15 for fall admission and December 15 for spring admission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to adhere to these guidelines to receive full consideration.

Requirements for Admission

In addition to the general University requirements, applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in physics or in a closely related field. Applicants from other areas may be considered in exceptional cases.

Although the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), both general and physics subject tests, are not required for full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to take them and submit their scores.

Prospective students should specify their career goals and research interests in the Statement of Purpose. This will not be interpreted as a strict commitment on the part of the student to the particular field of study and research. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted directly to the Graduate School.

Applications should be made directly to the Graduate Admissions Office at this university. The university requires a $75 application fee. For more information, or to begin the step-by-step application process, please click this link: http://www.albany.edu/graduate/apply-now.php

All international applicants are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELT. The minimum TOEFL scores to receive funding are 100, 250, or 600 depending on the test format. In IELT format, the required score is 7.0. TOEFL or IELTS scores are not required for students who submit official transcripts showing the successful completion (B or better average) of at least two full-time semesters of academic courses (not including English language preparatory programs) at a college or university in countries where English is the dominant language. Waiver of the score submission requirement is subject to review by the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Graduate Funding

Nearly all full-time Ph.D. students receive financial support as Teaching or Research Assistants or through various outside fellowships. Funding is generally not available for part time or Masters students.

For help or more information about our program, you can contact the Physics Department:

University at Albany
Physics Department
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12222
Telephone: 1-518-442-4501 
Fax: 1-518-442-5260