Physics

Biophysics (PY75)

Our Physics Department has considerable strengths in many experimental and theoretical areas of current physics research, and our campus and general environment are particularly attractive. Our research effort is quite diverse, including condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, biophysics, and nonlinear dynamics. In all these areas, we maintain a healthy balance of experiment and theory.

Program Info

Area of Study Physical Sciences
Specializations

Experimental; Theoretical

Department Physics
Major Biophysics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 19, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

The minimum Spoken English score required for TOEFL is 23.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Accept online letters of recommendation only

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accept online Statement of Purpose only. Limit to two pages.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://physics.ucsd.edu
Email apply@physics.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Mayer Hall Room 2571
Phone (858) 534-3293
Fax (858) 534-0262
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Department of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0319
La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

Physics (PY76)

Our Physics Department has considerable strengths in many experimental and theoretical areas of current physics research, and our campus and general environment are particularly attractive. Our research effort is quite diverse, including condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, plasma physics, astrophysics, biophysics and nonlinear dynamics. In all these areas, we maintain a healthy balance of experiment and theory.

Program Info

Area of Study Physical Sciences
Specializations

BS/MS in Materials Physics offered to UCSD Undergraduates only.

Department Physics
Major Physics
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 19, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Accept online letters of recommendation ONLY.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accept online Statement of Purpose only. Limit to two pages.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://physics.ucsd.edu
Email apply@physics.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Mayer Hall Room 2571
Phone (858) 534-3293
Fax (858) 534-0262
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Department of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0319
La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

Program Info

Area of Study Physical Sciences
Specializations

Astrophysics/Astronomy; Atomic/Molecular; Biophysics; Computational Science; Condensed Matter/Material Science; High Energy Physics; Mathematical Physics; Nonlinear Dynamics; Physics; Plasma/Fusion; Quantitative Biology; Statistical/Thermal Physics

Department Physics
Major Physics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Additional Notes

Additional information is available for Quantitative Biology specialization

Application Deadlines December 19, 2017 (Fall 2018)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

GRE Subject Test is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

The minimum Spoken English score required for TOEFL is 23.
Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Accept online letters of recommendation ONLY

Statement of Purpose

Required

Accept online Statement of Purpose only. Limit to two pages.

Resume/CV

Not required

Contact Info

Website http://physics.ucsd.edu
Email apply@physics.ucsd.edu
Campus Office Mayer Hall Room 2571
Phone (858) 534-3293
Fax (858) 534-0262
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Department of Physics
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0319
La Jolla, CA 92093-0319

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