How to Apply to the PhD Program

How to Apply to the PhD Program

 

Step One:
Submit your application at the UCSB Graduate Division Website and pay the application fee.

 

Step Two:
 Upload an official copy of official transcript. Transcripts are required for all post-secondary education where the applicant has completed 12 or more units.

 

Step Three:
Submit your Statement of Purpose online. Please note: three sections must be included for the Statement of Purpose to be complete and these parts must be completed in separate documents:

  • Statement
  • Personal Achievements
  • CV

 

Step Four:
Arrange for the electronic submission of three Letters of Recommendation.  Letters should be submitted through your  online application.

 

 

Step Five:
Arrange for your ETS to send your GRE scores (General and Physics Subject), and TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) to UCSB's Graduate Division by December 15. UCSB's school code is 4835. A department code is not required, and should be left blank.

 


Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page.