How to Apply

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

Financial aid, including $30,000 per year Teaching or Research Assistantships (starting Fall 2024), full tuition remission, and subsidized health insurance is available to qualified applicants. For highly qualified applicants, additional financial aid in the form of first year sign-up bonus of $2,000 is available through the Graduate School. Approximately 65% of our graduate students have Teaching Assistantships and 35% have Research Assistantships. 

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 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. David Hilton (, or the Graduate Administrative Assistant, Marian Nunn-Graves (, for further information.



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