University of Missouri, St. Louis

1 University Boulevard 316 Benton Hall, St. Louis, Missouri 63121, United States of America


UMSL Physics and Astronomy

UMSL is located in an exciting metropolitan region with 2.8 million people, 18 Fortune 1000 companies and some of the largest private firms in the U.S. Among those industry leaders that maintain significant operations in St. Louis are Ameren, Anhueser-Busch In-Bev, Boeing, BJC Healthcare, Centene, Edward Jones, Emerson, Enterprise, Express Scripts, General Motors, Maritz, MasterCard, Monsanto, Olin, Peabody Energy, Sigma Aldrich and Wells Fargo Advisors. UMSL is spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County. It has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums and apartments. It’s the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations found only in this world-class metropolitan region.


Program Requirements

Bachelor's degree requirements:
A Bachelor's degree in Physics or a related field is required, with an undergraduate and major field grade point average of B or better.

Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.0
GRE Requirements: Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The University and Department of Physics and Astronomy is very diverse. Among the current graduate physics students in our program, nine different countries are represented and about one-third are women.