How to Apply

The Physics Department at Baylor University offers both PhD and MS/MA degrees (earned in process of a PhD) with excellent research opportunities in a range of research areas.

Financial aid, including $24,000 per year Teaching Assistantships (or Research Assistantships) and full tuition remission, is available to qualified applicants. For highly qualified applicants, additional financial aid in the form of first year sign-up bonus of $1,000 to $10,000 per year is available through the Graduate School. 75% of our graduate students have Teaching Assistantships and 25% have Research Assistantships. Graduate students in physics enjoy the use of personal computers and private offices in the Baylor Sciences Building.

If you are looking for a graduate program in physics where class size is conducive to learning and professors are readily available, then the graduate program at Baylor University might be a good match for you. The application deadline is January 15 for fall admission of the same year. (Please note this deadline moved earlier two years ago, from a prior February 1 deadline.)

Please follow the menu topics (at the top left of this page) to learn more about degree requirements, graduate faculty, research areas, and our facilities. Student profiles will also help to show you what graduate studies in physics at Baylor is like. You may also find answers to the standard physics graduate student questions on our FAQ Page. For further information, please contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Gerald Cleaver (, or the Graduate Administrative Assistant, Marian Nunn-Graves (, for further information.



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Waco, TX 76798-7316

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