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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.

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

Prospective Student Visit

Often a student will apply to the K-State physics graduate program and receive an offer of admission along with offers from other graduate schools.  If it is helpful, K-State will arrange a visit and help with expenses from anywhere in the continental U.S.   Approval and arrangements must be made in advance.  Contact graduate@phys.ksu.edu to inquire about the possibility.  We recommend a 1-2 day visit in order to have time to see the research in the Department, to see campus, and to see Manhattan. 

Graduate Applications Due January 8 


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