Information for prospective graduate students

These pages contain information for applicants to graduate studies in Physics and Geophysics.


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On our "For applicants" and "Awards and Funding" webpages, you will find information about our programs and about applying for them, as well as information about funding available to graduate students in Physics. Email us with questions that are not answered on our website.


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