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Post-baccalaureate fellowship

In addition to our standard PhD application we also have a post-baccalaureate program to support students interested in a PhD in physics or astronomy, but who may need an extra opportunity to develop core skills in research and course work. The program is restricted to students who have completed an education within the US and all applications are due at the same time as the standard graduate application. 

This is a fully funded one-year program that will engage students in research and upper division undergraduate physics course work. The ideal student for this program is anyone who is: (1) in need of extra course work to prepare for graduate courses, (2) returning to graduate school after years in the workforce, or (3) students interested in transitioning into physics or astronomy from an adjacent field (e.g. engineering, math, etc.). After successful completion of the program, students will have the option of completing a funded master’s or PhD in physics or astronomy.

Interested students should complete the graduate application as normal and send an email to indicating your interest in applying to the post-bacc program.  You have two choices, both of which are free: (1) you can have your application be considered both for regular admissions and the post-bacc program, or (2) your application can be considered only for the post-bac program.  Applicants should otherwise follow the instructions as noted in How to Apply.” Detailed instructions for using the application fee waiver can be found here: AppGuideF23

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