Graduate admissions

The Department only considers graduate applications for the fall quarter. Applications are evaluated only when all of the materials listed below are received. We require:
  • Online graduate admissions application.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation: enter names & information of recommenders in the online application; they will receive an email with link to upload their letter. If letters have already been mailed, enter names of recommenders online or the application will not be considered complete for submission.
  • Transcripts: Domestic applicants may upload unofficial copies of transcripts with the application (for application review purposes). For international applicants, official transcripts are required and should be sent to UCLA Department of Physics & Astronomy, Graduate Office, 430 Portola Plaza, Box 951547, Los Angeles CA 90095-1547. 
  • GRE physics and GRE general scores are recommended but not required.  Applicants may self-report GRE scores or upload an unofficial GRE score report in lieu of an official report.  If you so choose, send official reports to UCLA institution code 4837,  Astronomy & Astrophysics major code: 0801. We will accept GRE scores from tests taken within the last 5 years. If the test was taken multiple times, enter the most recent scores on the online application.
  • Fellowship application: we encourage all U.S. citizens and permanent residents to submit the fellowship application.

Deadline to submit application is December 15. Scores and letters should reach us by the first week in January. Note: only the required application application items will be evaluated. Do not mail or upload any other supplemental documents or any duplicates of uploaded application items.

Questions? Contact us by email or phone (310) 206-6994.