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: https://www.albany.edu/graduate/apply-now.php
All international applicants are required to submit evidence of English language proficiency in the form of a minimum score on an English proficiency exam. This may be waived for students who have attended a college or university in the United States or another approved country (typically one in which English is the dominant language). Details of these requirements and the waiver process may be found at the Graduate School’s website.