Graduate Admission Requirements

Admission to the graduate program is normally into the Master of Science program. For either the M.S. or Ph.D. program three letters of recommendation are required, as well as a letter from the applicant to the Physics Department describing the applicant's interests and stating the applicant's reason for seeking admission. The GRE General Aptitude and Advanced Physics test scores are also required before admission to the department's graduate programs. International students must also submit an official TOEFL score (minimum score of 550).

Admission to the Master of Science program

Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 for all undergraduate work or a minimum 3.00 grade point average for the last two years of undergraduate work. The applicant must have completed 18 semester credits of upper-division physics.

Admission to the Ph.D. degree program

Applicants must meet the usual admission requirements for the Master of Science program at UNLV. In addition, applicants seeking direct admission to the doctoral program without a previously earned Master of Science degree must have a score in the 65th percentile or above on the Advanced Physics portion of the GRE before admission. In addition, applicants with only a Bachelor's degree in physics must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 for all undergraduate work or an overall 3.25 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate work, and a minimum of 18 credits of upper-division physics. Applicants with a master's degree in physics must have an overall 3.25 GPA in the Master's program and at least 15 credit hours of graduate-level course work in physics with a grade of B or better.
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