College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: When are applications due?
A: Applications for admission for the Fall of 2023 are due on January 23, 2023.
Q: What kinds of research do you do?
A: Please look at this webpage for a detailed description of the research performed
at the University of Wyoming: https://www.uwyo.edu/physics/graduate-program/research.html
Q: Will I receive financial aid?
A: We normally expect to provide financial support to all of our admitted PhD students
through graduate assistantships, for teaching or conducting research with funded faculty
members, assuming satisfactory progress. Prospective graduate students expecting
support as teaching assistants will be expected to know English sufficiently (English
Oral exam will be required) well to perform their duties.
Q: When can I expect to begin research?
A: When students are admitted to the University of Wyoming they are expected to focus
on classes for at least the first year. So, it might be two years before you could
think about seriously working on research projects. This holds true at most major
U.S. research universities.
Q: What is the ETS code for University of Wyoming?
A: The ETS code for University of Wyoming is: 4855.
Q: What GPA/GRE scores do I need to be admitted?
A: Our department does not have minimal acceptable scores for standardized tests (e.g.
general and subject GREs, TOEFL) and will review all applications on their total merits.
We cannot guarantee admission based purely on test scores and GPA. The candidates
we accept each year depend on the relative strength of entire pool of applicants.
Our admissions decisions are based on more than just test scores. We also consider
applicants with strong recommendations, a compelling personal statement, and demonstrated
previous research experience.
Q: (For International Applicants) What is the minimum English Proficiency Test (such
as TOEFL or IELTS) scores do I need to be admitted?
A: According to the University Policy
, a minimum score of 540 on the written exam, or 76 on the Internet-based test is
required for full admission. We will also accept official IELTS scores. A minimum
score of 6.0 is required for full admission.