Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard P. Feynman

Graduate Program in Physics


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Applicants to graduate study in physics are admitted on the basis of character, proven intellectual capability, maturity, and other appropriate qualifications for a career in teaching or technical professions. Admission is open to any qualified applicant without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Applications are due by March 15th for fall admission; however, late applications may be considered until all positions are full.  The general admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor's degree in physics or a cognate discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The Graduate Record Exam is not required but is recommended.

Students who wish to pursue graduate studies in the Department of Physics should send completed graduate school application forms, transcript(s), and GRE scores (if available) to:



The Graduate School

Roudebush Hall

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio 45056


Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded directly to:



Graduate Admissions Committee

Department of Physics

Miami University

Oxford, Ohio 45056



Foreign students whose degrees are earned outside of the United States are required to furnish evidence of their proficiency in English by submitting a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to the Graduate School at the above address.