Application Process

General and Subject (Physics or Chemistry) GRE scores are not required for applicants seeking admission for fall 2022; 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 ( Before completing the application, applicants are asked to check the Admissions Requirements site for specific instructions.

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


Admissions Requirements

The application deadline is Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 with Friday, December 17, 2021 being the preferred application deadline to be considered for fellowship nominationsThere is no Spring semester admission.  

The electronic submission of application materials helps expedite the review of an application. Completed applications are reviewed by an admissions committee in each graduate degree program. The recommendations of the committees are submitted to the Dean of the Graduate School, who will make the final admission decision. Students seeking to complete graduate work at the University of Maryland for degree purposes must be formally admitted to the Graduate School by the Dean.

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. Please see the Graduate Admissions Process for International applicants for more information.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Hobsons online application's helpdesk for any technical issues. For questions related to the admissions process, prospective students may contact the Graduate School.

Materials to be sent to the Maryland 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, email Make sure to include your name, mailing address, and current institution.