Candidates for admission to the master's, doctoral, and joint-degree graduate programs offered by the Department of Physics are invited to contact the department.

Application Process

All graduate applicants should:

  • Complete and submit the standard graduate application form along with application fee. 
  • Send the following supporting documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Room 110 McMahon Hall.
    • An official transcript of all undergraduate or higher courses. (In order to expedite the processing and evaluation of admissions, unofficial transcripts may be submitted. However, final, official transcripts and documentation of degree conferral are expected to be submitted as soon as possible.)
    • Contact information for three recommenders.
    • A statement of Purpose

Submitting Test Scores

GRE or other test scores must be sent directly to the Catholic University Office of Graduate Admission from the testing service. Do not attach to the online application.

Code
Catholic University's test code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5104

International Applicants

Attach original copies in the native language and translated forms of the following:

  • Grade reports
  • Certificates
  • Transcripts

English Proficiency, Proof of Funding
Both English proficiency and proof of funding documents must be presented to the Office of Graduate Admission either by postal mail or in person. These documents will not be accepted through the online application.

Important Dates

The Catholic University of America accepts applications on a rolling basis. Once your application file is complete, you will receive a decision within 4-6 weeks.

For Fall Semester

  • FEB
    1
    Graduate Application Completion to be eligible for scholarship consideration
  • JUL
    1
    Graduate Application Completion for international students
  • JUL
    15
    Graduate Application Completion for domestic students

For Spring Semester

  • NOV
    1
    Graduate Application Completion for international students
  • NOV
    15
    Graduate Application Completion for domestic students

For Summer Term

  • APR
    1
    Graduate Application Completion for all students and all programs
  • Funding Opportunities

    The University awards a limited number of fellowships and scholarships to qualified entering graduate students.

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