The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas Tech University invites applications for graduate study in physics, leading to a masters and/or doctoral degree.

Financial support is available in the form of teaching or research assistantships with competitive stipends. The department is also able to award departmental scholarships to students who qualify. To learn more about Texas Tech's graduate program in physics, please click through the links below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our graduate recruiter. Degree Programs Research Areas Assistantships Admission Requirements Application Procedure Grad School Shopper

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Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:
Bachelors degree in Physics is required for admission to the graduate programs in Physics. For students with a Bachelor's degree in a related field, undergraduate leveling may be required.

Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The physics department is a friendly place. Everyone in the department is kind and courteous. Every now and then, there will be free food within the office for various occasions, such as birthdays or successful defenses or other joyous occasions. Some faculties host tea/coffee time
in their offices during Friday afternoons. The department hosts weekly colloquia with refreshments, in the form of cookies, fruit, coffee, and tea, provided before the colloquium. The colloquia are usually speakers, from various disciplines, talking about active
research. These speakers are sponsored by professors within the department. GRASP (Graduate Association of Physicists) and SPS (Society of Physics Students) has many events that we participate in. We host game nights, socials at restaurants, bowling, and other
social events. Additionally, both organizations are active in public outreach. At the beginning of the fall semester, there are departmental barbecues to welcome new students to the department.