Ordinarily, admission requires an undergraduate grade-point average of at least B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale), overall and in the major. A baccalaureate degree with a major in physics is desirable but not required. Recommended preparation consists of courses in mechanics, electromagnetic theory, thermal physics, introductory quantum mechanics, advanced laboratory, and at least one course in mathematics beyond differential equations. Working knowledge of computers and of an advanced programming language is helpful. A student with less than the recommended preparation may enroll in these courses for graduate credit.
Submit your graduate application online. Send all other requested application materials to the department:
The University of KansasDepartment of Physics and AstronomyGraduate CoordinatorMalott Hall1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., Room 1082Lawrence, KS 66045-7572