PhysicsRequest Info About Graduate School
Department of Physics
Department of Physics
- Major: Physics
- Degree Program: Physics
- Program Web Site
- Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
- Degree Designation: Master's (M.S.)
The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a solid foundation in the fundamentals as well as a diverse range of specializations for MS and PhD research. Currently there are 20 regular faculty members; 8 emeritus, adjunct, and visiting faculty; 8 post-doctoral associates; 9 staff; and approximately 60 graduate students. The size of the physics department is sufficient to provide research opportunities in a select range of physics subspecialities without being so large that students are lost in the crowd. Opportunities for collaborative research with other departments in the University also exist and physics graduate students have worked with faculty in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, and chemistry. Applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree in physics, with upper-division courses in electricity and magnetism, mechanics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and mathematical methods.
Delivery Methods Available
- on campus
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.
- Personal Statement
- Supplemental Application: http://physics.wvu.edu/students/graduate-students/apply-now
- Test Requirements: GRE, TOEFL for applicants whose native language is not English
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
Prospective students should apply online at:
Application Priority Dates and Deadlines
- Fall Deadline: February 15
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.