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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a compilation of the most commonly received questions regarding the Graduate Program, Admissions, and other graduate-related topics. Additional resource sites & contacts are provided below. If your question is not addressed here or in the other areas of this site, please email us at admissions@physics.utexas.edu.

Due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic on prospective applicants for graduate study, the Department of Physics has made the following alterations to its graduate application requirements for the Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 admissions cycle only: the General GRE has been waived and the GRE Physics Subject Test (pGRE) made optional. If you choose to submit a pGRE score you must make a clear case (in your required Statement of Purpose) for why you believe it is integral to your application, otherwise, it will not be considered.


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Helpful Sites

  • Dissertations and Theses
    An online repository of dissertations and theses, provided and maintained by the UT Library system.



Graduate Admissions Coordinator

Graduate Advisor
John Keto, Professor of Physics
PMA 10.315 • (512) 471-5029

Graduate Program Coordinator
Matt Ervin
PMA 7.326 • (512) 471-1664

Physics Graduate Welfare Committee

Diversity & Inclusion Committee
Christina Markert, Professor of Physics