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Physics

College of Arts and Sciences

Concentrations

  • Astrophysics (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Biophysics (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Computational Physics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Particle Physics (Experimental)
  • Solid-State Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)
Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia
PhDFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsSept. 1N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsJune 13N/AN/AN/A

PhD candidates: Apply by January 1 to be considered for assistantships.

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

    Apply for Winter or Spring 2017 Apply for Summer 2017 or Future Terms

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required, minimum Quantitative 150 (650 on previous 800-point scale), Verbal 150 (450 on previous 800-point scale).

    GRE Subject Test is required for PhD applicants to be considered for assistantships. The deadline to be considered for assistantships is January 1.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

    The minimum IELTS band score is 7.0.

  • Essay

    An essay is required for all applicants. Please specify the area or areas of specialization that most interest you and why you are interested in pursuing this interest at Drexel.

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to enroll@drexel.edu.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

    For Winter or Spring 2017: Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Academic Experience

    A GPA of 3.0 or better from undergraduate coursework is required.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

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