Admission to the program is highly competitive. Successful applicants generally present strong undergraduate training, with concentrations in mathematics, physics, or engineering. Students accepted to the program are normally offered research assistantships, which include tuition expenses and a generous stipend. Prospective students are encouraged, however, to apply for any outside fellowships for which they may qualify.

Please note: The GRE General Test and Subject Test in Physics are Optional/Not Required for Fall 2025 Admission.

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete a centralized web-based application. The application fee is $75. When applying, select "Program in Plasma Physics" in the "Field of Study" section. The deadline for submitting an application is December 1st. Check the graduate school's application preparation page for detailed requirements

Application Fee Waivers

For more information about application fee waivers or to contact the grad school go to Application Fee Waivers.