What are the basic requirements to apply to the department? An applicant for admission must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and must have the necessary academic preparation to participate successfully in graduate level courses.
For students who are interested in a fee waiver, please consult the Graduate Division Admissions website for more information.
The Department only considers graduate applications for the fall quarter. Applications are evaluated only when all of the materials listed below are received.
GRE Physics and GRE general scores for the Physics PhD:
The selection of the Ph.D. students admitted to the Physics program is based on an individualized review of each application. Submission of the general and physics GRE scores are accepted, but not required for Fall 2021 admission to the program. Absence of GRE scores will not negatively affect the admission decision. Those who choose to report GRE scores may do so by self-reporting them or uploading an unofficial GRE score report in lieu of an official report.
GRE Physics and GRE general scores for the Astronomy & Astrophysics PhD:
TOEFL/IELTS scores (international)
We encourage all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to submit the fellowship application.
The University of California recently changed the distribution of funds available for graduate student support in such a way that it is now more difficult for the Astronomy and Astrophysics Division to support graduate students from overseas on fellowships. International applicants to the Astronomy and Astrophysics PhD are therefore urged to contact specific faculty members whose research is of interest to see whether research assistant positions are available.
Deadline to submit application is December 15. Scores and letters should reach us by the first week in January. Note: only the required application application items will be evaluated. Do not mail or upload any other supplemental documents or any duplicates of uploaded application items.
Questions? Contact us by email or phone 310-206-6994.