Graduate and Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Admission

Prospective students interested in applying to the Department of Physics should refer to the Miami University Admissions website for all admission information and deadlines. There are no additional steps required for admission the the department. Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit during regularly scheduled hours. Visits may be coordinated through the Office of Admissions, or by contacting the department at physics@MiamiOH.edu.

Visitor Information

The Department of Physics is located in Kreger Hall at 500 E. Spring Street in Oxford, Ohio.  Located in the center of campus, Kreger Hall is next door to the Armstrong Student Center. For detailed directions, parking information, lodging and more, go to Visiting Miami on the Miami University website.

Physics Scholarship Information

Graduate Admission

Grad students make lasting friendshipsApplicants are admitted on the basis of character, proven intellectual capability, maturity, and other appropriate qualifications for a career in teaching or technical professions. Admission is open to any qualified applicant without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. Applications are due by February 15th for fall admission; however, late applications may be considered until all positions are full. The general admission requirements include:
  • A bachelor's degree in physics or a cognate discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The Graduate Record Exam is not required but is recommended.

International students whose degrees are earned outside of the United States are required to furnish a recent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score as part of the application process.

Please visit the Graduate School website for all official information and to access the domestic and international student applications.

Graduate School Request for Information

Graduate Student Financial Assistance

The teaching assistantship includes a stipend and waivers of the instructional fee and out-of-state tuition (if applicable). Assistantships require half-time duties assisting faculty in instruction, grading, etc. Because high quality teaching is important to the department, all new teaching assistants participate in a workshop designed to improve their effectiveness as laboratory instructors. The workshop is held the week before the start of classes in the fall semester.

The graduate research assistantship includes a stipend and waivers of the instructional fee and out-of-state tuition (if applicable). The research assistantships require half-time duties assisting faculty in research and performing research for the master's thesis.

The graduate summer scholarship (available to teaching or research assistants) is a maximum of $1,800 plus remission of tuition and the instructional fee for summer terms. This award involves no teaching or research duties, but requires that the student be enrolled for up to six hours during summer term for which the scholarship support is received. This award is open to all students in good academic standing who have had graduate awards in the regular academic year. In addition to the graduate summer scholarship, support may be available for individuals to assist faculty in teaching during the summer.

Visitor Information

The Department of Physics is located in Kreger Hall at 500 E. Spring Street in Oxford, Ohio.  Located in the center of campus, Kreger Hall is next door to the Armstrong Student Center. For detailed directions, parking information, lodging and more, go to Visiting Miami on the Miami University website.