How to Apply to the PhD Program
Submit your application at the UCSB Graduate Division Website and pay the application fee.
Upload an official copy of official transcript. Transcripts are required for all post-secondary education where the applicant has completed 12 or more units.
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:
- Personal Achievements
Arrange for the electronic submission of three Letters of Recommendation. Letters should be submitted through your online application.
For 2023 applicants, the general and physics subject GRE are not accepted.
Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please visit our
Frequently Asked Questions page.