fall colors on campusThe deadline for applications for Fall admission is January 1, 2017. An open house  for prospective students will be held in early March 2017. Visiting the department at other times is also encouraged; please contact gradinfo@physics.orst.edu

Applications for admission to Oregon State University's graduate programs are administered by the Graduate School. You will find the list of requested materials and the applications procedure at the OSU graduate admissions website. Three letters of recommendation will be requested. Under special circumstances, international students may mail applications directly to the Department of Physics. Please contact the department to see if you are eligible. Note that international students submit a different application form than domestic students.

When reviewing your application for admission to the Ph.D. program, the Department of Physics will be looking at several key areas:
- your interest in research and how it is demonstrated by previous activities
- your preparation for the graduate level Ph.D. physics curriculum
- your potential to be a successful teaching assistant.

When reviewing your application for admission to the M.S. program, the Department of Physics will be looking at several key areas:
- your vision for your future career in science, technology, business, teaching, law, etc.
- your preparation for the graduate level M. S. physics curriculum
- your potential to be a successful teaching assistant.

Questions? Please contact the Physics Department: 
Graduate Coordinator, Ms. Kelly Carter, 541-737-1674,
Graduate Advisor, Professor David McIntyre, 541-737-1696 
or email gradinfo@physics.orst.edu 

Mailing addresses:
Department of Physics
Oregon State University
301 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6507

Office of Admissions
Oregon State University
104 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR 97331-2106