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Below are links to the various forms and documents that you may download. These might prove useful or necessary to you as a Physics graduate student. Additional forms and application materials can be found on the UT Graduate School site.


Physics Graduate Student Handbook, 2021-2022

This document seeks to cover all aspects of the Department from the perspective of graduate students, including: Departmental Organization and Operation (Administrative Offices, Research Support [Facilities, Resources, and Shops], Centers and Research Groups, Other Academic Resources, Tuition Benefits, Insurance, and Grievance Policies); the Graduate Curriculum; Job Responsibilities; Teaching Tips; Health and Safety Resources; the Student Machine Shop Safety Manual; and Sample Forms and Documents. It also contains the official version of the current graduate curriculum in Physics as it applies to those who entered during the years listed on the cover. Please note: We are working toward making past versions of this Handbook available via this website as well.


Handbook Addendum 2021-2022

This Addendum to the Handbook (above) contains an updated version of the Administrative Offices section (2.2) of the Handbook. It was generated in August 2021.


Teaching Assistant/Assistant Instructor Job Application (updated Summer/Fall 2022)

Email the completed TA/AI application to graduate@physics.utexas.edu.  Use the naming convention for your application: SURNAME,FirstName_TAapp_206-209.pdf. 


Teaching Resources for TAs

Resources for TAs provided by the Faculty Innovation Center


Housing Resources from Division of Student Affairs

Refer to these resources from Division of Student Affairs website:

Division of Student Affairs offers information sessions, refer to Hornslink to sign up.


Graduate Student Development Programs & Services

Providing consultations to assists graduate students with teaching and diversity statements, general teaching & learning, teaching prep series, fundamentals for TAs, graduate teaching showcase, and working groups


Qualifying Exam Form

To be filled out in preparation for a Qualifying Exam


Ph.D. Program of Work

Worksheet to be completed along with the online Application for Candidacy


Graduate Research Statement

For use with PHY 390/690 (independent research or study)


Graduate Student Exit Survey

To be filled out when leaving the program.


CNS Covid-19 Graduate Student FAQs


Wellness and Support Services – refer to this link for list of additional resources available


Resources and services for LGBTQIA+ community


Childcare Resources

  • Refer to the Childcare Resources link for childcare options, providers, and financial assistance.


Student Emergency Funds: The Student Emergency Fund supports the financial wellness and personal wellbeing of our students. The fund provides financial support when a verified emergency has impacted a student's health, safety, or wellbeing.

  • Refer to the link to apply for funds

UT Outpost: UT Outpost is the free on-campus food pantry and career closet for all currently enrolled students at UT Austin. Emergencies and financial hardships can affect students in and outside of class. UT Outpost is here to support students with healthy food and gently used professional clothing.

  • Refer to the link for hours, location, and contact information