Baylor University
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences

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Admission Requirements

Department Chair: Gregory Benesh
Director of Graduate Studies: Gerald B. Cleaver

The department offers the Master of Arts, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in physics. For admission to major graduate study in physics, students must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Thirty-two semester hours of undergraduate physics, including six semester hours of 4000-level courses in physics.
  2. Eighteen semester hours in undergraduate mathematics, including differential equations.
  3. Acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE). The Graduate Record Examination Subject Test in physics is optional.

For admission to minor graduate study in physics, students must have completed a minimum of nineteen semester hours in undergraduate physics and must satisfy the prerequisites for the courses which are to be counted for graduate credit.