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Applying to the Program

At UM Physics, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled academic training to our students, and our graduates are highly regarded both nationally and internationally as researchers, teachers, and professionals in private industry.

In addition to the collaborative and interdisciplinary research opportunities we offer students, we are proud of our high program completion rate, our commitment to fully fund our students for up to five years, and the supportive and collegial environment fostered by our faculty, students, and staff.

For additional information regarding our program or how to apply, please contact us at


The Rackham Graduate School and the Department of Physics will begin accepting applications for Fall 2024 admission September 8, 2023. Applications will be due by 11:59 p.m. E.S.T. on December 15, 2023.


Our admissions committee conducts a holistic review of the application materials for indicators that the applicant possesses qualities that contribute to successful completion of the degree program and no single factor leads to either accepting an applicant or excluding an applicant from admission.  The admissions review considers the applicant’s academic performance to date, potential for contribution to research, and persistence in and commitment to educational success.