Physics and Astronomy
    206 Gallalee Hall, Box 870324, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Physics, PhD
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Astronomy, Precision Timing
Program Director(s): Dr. Adam Hauser - Recruitment, (205) 348-4557
Dr. Conor Henderson - Current Students, (205) 348-5843
Application Contact: Karen Lynn, (205) 348-5050
Nancy Pekera, (205) 348-3039
Application Deadline: For Fall admission, for students wanting to be considered for a university fellowship we ask for all materials by December 15, and we make our first offers in mid January coinciding with the first GCF deadline. After that, in order to be assured applicants will be considered for support from the department, we ask for all materials by February 15. We continue to take applications after that, but with the implied caveat that we don’t guarantee we have anything available for late applications.
Allow admission with permission to continue?    Yes   
Allow conditional language admission?   Yes  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   Yes   Minimum GPA: 3.7
Test Score Waived: Yes

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's recent resume or CV.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830).
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.