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Department of Physics

Prospective Graduate Students

Department Overview

Information about the department, our research, and living in Manhattan.

Overview of the Admission Process

Description of the admission and selection process, along with some statistics, timelines, and some of our admissions goals.  Plus, what you can expect at each stage and in your later graduate career.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Answers to the most common questions about applying to K-State, the selection process, immigration, visiting K-State, and much more.


Checklist for applying, with links to the online K-State application and fee payment.  Includes directions and guidelines.

Financial Support

Brief description of options and benefits.


Links to both on-campus and off-campus housing.  You should apply as early as possible for on-campus housing. June is a good time to locate off-campus housing, although it can usually be found throughout the summer.

International Students

Visa and immigration information along with tips for your first trip to the United States, links to various international student organizations, and other useful information.

Prospective Student Visit

How to arrange a visit to K-State and schedules for those visiting. We are happy to host prospective domestic students, both those who have applied and been accepted as well as those still considering an application.

Don't see what you need in these pages?  Contact graduate@phys.ksu.edu 

Graduate Applications Due January 8 


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