Graduate Admissions

For a brochure on Graduate Studies in Physics and Astronomy at KU, click on this link.

For more detailed information on our graduate program , click on this link. last updated 05/15/12

We offer the following graduate degrees.

Ph.D. in Physics
M.S. in Physics
M.S. in Physics with emphasis in Computational Physics and Astronomy


General Requirements for All Graduate Physics Degrees. last updated 02/05/14

Ph.D. in Physics. last updated 08/15/13
M.S. in Physics last updated 03/15/11
M.S. in Physics with emphasis in Computational Physics and Astronomy last updated 01/21/11

Policy for implementation of new requirements: Unless otherwise specified, students will be held to the most recent version of the requirements that were approved by the department within 6 months of their start date.

A PDF archive of past requirements can be reached here.

Links to the various forms needed by faculty and students in regards to graduate student affairs are accessible below:

The documents are: 
- an application form for the substitution of a course from another institute
- the form for giving presentations
- the comprehensive exam score sheet

Did you know that he KU Department of Physics & Astronomy....

  • Has tripled its external research funding in the last decade?
  • Has a talented and energetic faculty working in a dozen areas of Physics?
  • Has all of its full-time graduate students supported financially?
  • KU's department ranks in the top fifth of physics departments in research productivity?

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