Changes to GRE General and Physics subject test scores starting the admission cycle for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
The Physics and Astronomy Department has decided that, starting with the admission cycle for the 2022-23 Academic Year (i.e., Fall 2022 start of the PhD or MS programs), GRE General and Physics subject test scores are no longer required, will no longer be accepted, and will no longer be considered in the evaluation of graduate applications.
In determining the admissibility of a prospective graduate student, the department attempts to carefully weigh all relevant factors, including transcripts of academic work, three letters of recommendation, a resume/CV, research experience, a personal statement, and official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (if applicable). A holistic approach to admissions is taken, carefully weighing all components of the application to make the best determination about which students will be a good fit in our department.
The Physics and Astronomy Department is strongly committed to creating an inclusive, diverse graduate community whose members feel welcome and valued. However, we also recognize that the Physics and Astronomy communities have much work to do towards improving diversity and we strongly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.