Application Process

General and Subject (Physics or Chemistry) GRE scores are not required for applicants seeking admission for fall 2023; however, they are strongly recommended. Other aspects of the application (i.e., transcripts, CV, statements, recommendations) will carry more weight if GRE scores are not supplied.

Information for All Students

The University of Maryland's Graduate School accepts applications through its application system ( 

As required by the Graduate School, all application materials are to be submitted electronically:


Admissions Requirements

The application deadline is Friday, Jan 6, 2023 with Friday, December 16, 2022 being the preferred application deadline to be considered for fellowship nominationsPlease apply hereThere is no Spring semester admission.  

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by a Chemical Physics admission committee. The admission recommendations from the program are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School. Thus, all degree seeking applicants must be formally admitted to the University of Maryland Graduate School. Learn about Admissions Fee Waiver Eligibility.

Information for International Students

The University of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant international graduate student community. The office of International Students and Scholars Services (ISSS) is a valuable resource of information and assistance for prospective and current international students. International applicants are encouraged to explore the services they offer and contact them with related questions.

The University of Maryland Graduate School offers admission to international students based on academic information; it is not a guarantee of attendance. Admitted international students will then receive instructions about obtaining the appropriate visa to study at the University of Maryland which will require submission of additional documents. For more information, please check the Graduate Admissions Process for international applicants.


For questions related to the admissions process, please contact the Graduate School.

Materials to be sent to the Chemical Physics Program should be addressed to:

The Graduate School, University of Maryland
2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-3644

To request more information on the Chemical Physics Program, please send an email to