Graduate Application Information - Department of Physics - Colorado School of Mines

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Graduate Application Information

Teaching and research assistantships are available to qualified MS and PhD candidates in Applied Physics and in Mines' interdisciplinary programs in Materials Science and Nuclear Engineering. Thesis topics fall under the research areas represented in the Department: photovoltaics, ultrafast lasers and quantum optics, novel microscopy, astroparticle physics, nuclear physics experiment and theory, condensed matter physics, electronic materials experiment and theory, nanophysics, and soft materials physics, nonlinear ultrasonics, millimeter wave and terahertz physics, and theoretical investigation of quantum cold gasses and nonlinear phenomena.

You can begin the application process online. Application forms and a brochure describing our program are also available through the Graduate Admissions Office. Graduate application deadlines can be found here. We generally complete all admission decisions before April.

If you plan to apply for financial assistance, you must take the Physics Graduate Record Examination. Foreign applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance must also take the TOEFL examination.

For more information about admission to our graduate programs, application instructions, deadlines, selection criteria, and other aspects of the process please contact Kyle Leach, Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 80401; call (303) 273-3853; or email

Reminder: Submit credentials via the online application; please do not submit application material to the Department of Physics or the Chairman of the Physics Graduate Admissions Committee.

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