Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome to UIC Physics

Welcome to all prospective students, and thank you for your interest in our graduate program. The Department of Physics offers work leading to degrees in Physics at both the master's and doctoral levels. Our faculty members are currently conducting research and directing doctoral candidates in both experimental and theoretical topics in the major research areas of atomic, biological, condensed matter, materials, high-energy, nuclear, laser and molecular physics.

Apply in Advance

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Please apply in advance of the following deadlines.

December 15th to be considered for a University Fellowship. The Department of Physics will submit a nomination if you qualify. You do not need to do anything except submit your regular application by this date. Please do not mail in special requests.

February 15th for International Applicants seeking a Teaching/Research Assistantship.

February 15th (priority deadline) for Domestic Applicants seeking a Teaching/Research Assistantship.

Admission and Degree Requirements

How to Apply

The application procedure has two parts.

UIC has instituted a paperless application process. You will only be asked to give us official paper documents if you are admitted and planning to enroll at UIC. In order to better serve you, we ask you complete both parts of the application process detailed below.

Program Contact Information

  • Mailing and Email Addresses

    Department of Physics
    845 West Taylor Street
    MC 273, Chicago, IL 60607-7059


  • Program Codes

    Campus Location: 2236 SES
    Department Code: 17
    Curriculum Code: 5432
    Admission Codes: 20FS0240MS (MS); 20FS0240PHD (PhD)
    Telephone: (312) 996-3400

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