Admission to our graduate programs is open to students with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in physics, applied physics, chemistry, and materials science, or closely related areas of engineering.  

Doctoral and Master’s Program:

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The application deadline for Fall 2024 enrollment 

December 15th, 2023 

(there is no Spring term admission.)

For details on the general Yale application process, please consult the Yale Graduate School website. (Please note: Applications are accepted online only) 

Non-Degree program (DSR):

  • Applications accepted on a continuous basis.

Requirements for All Applicants:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE):    

GRE General and GRE Physics Test scores are OPTIONAL.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate studies were done at a university where the language of instruction was other than English must provide the results of their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please use institution code 3987. No departmental code necessary.

You will find all Yale Graduate School policies, procedures, instructions, and answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions at the Yale Graduate School Admissions website.


2022 Informational Webinar for Prospective Students

To view the recording from the Applied Physics Informational Webinar on October 24th, 2022,  click 

2022 Applied Physics Presentation