How to Apply


Application deadline for Ph.D. applications: January 15.

Application deadline for M.S. applications: Rolling through June 1.

To apply for the program, you will need to submit:

  • An electronic application.
  • An application fee.
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended (applicants must provide a final, official transcript indicating successful completion of an undergraduate degree program before registration).
  • Two letters of recommendation (preferably submitted online).
  • statement of purpose indicating your reasons for undertaking graduate study. In addition, please describe your qualifications for the academic program and your objectives in undertaking this program. Applicants to the doctoral program should clearly outline their research interests and how they would complement those of the faculty. Applicants to the master's program should discuss their academic and professional career plans and how the Graduate School could help them attain their goals.
  • Standardized tests: The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) general test is required. The GRE subject test is recommended, but not required. Our ETS institution code is 3092.
Detailed instructions concerning the application process may be found on the GSAS application page.

International students:  Additional requirements for international applicants (non-U.S. citizens or non-permanent residents), minimum TOEFL, IELTS and PTE scores, and important information regarding visas may be found on the GSAS international applicants page.

Contact Information:

Chairman, Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Physics
MS 057 Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

(781) 736-2800
(781) 736-2915 (fax)
physics@brandeis.edu