For admission to the Master of Science program in physics/applied physics, applicants must have received a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with a major in any of the physical sciences or engineering and must have an overall GPA of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 system). Also, students with bachelor's degrees in optical science or optical engineering, or materials science or materials engineering programs and space sciences will be eligible for admission into the graduate program with optics/lasers and materials science and space science concentrations. Students with a degree in an area other than physics may be required to take prerequisite undergraduate physics courses.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of at least 600 in the quantitative section of the general area is required. Students from non-English speaking countries are required to have a minimum score of 550 on the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All graduate students must demonstrate proficiency in English via the University English Competency test for graduate students.