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College of Arts and Sciences


  • Astrophysics (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Biophysics (Experimental and Theoretical)
  • Computational Physics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Particle Physics (Experimental)
  • Solid-State Physics (Experimental and Theoretical)
Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia
PhDFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program


Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsSept. 1N/AN/AN/A
International StudentsJune 13N/AN/AN/A

PhD candidates: Apply by January 1 to be considered for assistantships.


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    We prefer that you apply online to Drexel.

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  • Transcripts

    Provide transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GRE test scores are required, minimum Quantitative 150 (650 on previous 800-point scale), Verbal 150 (450 on previous 800-point scale).

    GRE Subject Test is required for PhD applicants to be considered for assistantships. The deadline to be considered for assistantships is January 1.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 100/600/250). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores (minimum Overall Band Score: 7.0).

    The minimum IELTS band score is 7.0.

  • Essay

    An essay is required for all applicants. Please specify the area or areas of specialization that most interest you and why you are interested in pursuing this interest at Drexel.

  • Résumé

    Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required. Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • Academic Experience

    A GPA of 3.0 or better from undergraduate coursework is required.

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      Drexel University
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      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
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