Join the Institute

Undergraduate Students

During the summer, some of the institute research groups are hiring Yale undergraduate students for summer research projects. These projects can be extended to one or two semesters depending on interest and time commitment.  Reach out to the principal investigator of the research group of your choice. 

Graduate Students

Our institute is composed of 19 research groups who are constantly looking for new graduate students. Admission to our graduate programs is open to students with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in physics, applied physics, chemistry, and materials science, or closely related areas of engineering.  

Doctoral and Master’s Program

For details on the general Yale application process, please consult the Yale Graduate School website. (Please note: Applications are accepted online only) 

Non-Degree program (DSR):

Applications accepted on a continuous basis. Instructions and the application form can be found at the non-degree-program section of the Yale Graduate School website

Requirements for All Applicants:

  • Official GRE General scores provided by ETS. Applicants to the Applied Physics department are encouraged, but not required, to also provide GRE Subject test results. When registering to take the GRE General or Subject test, please use institution code 3987. It is not necessary to include a departmental code.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and whose undergraduate studies were done at a university where the language of instruction was other than English must provide the results of their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please use institution code 3987. No departmental code necessary.

You will find all Yale Graduate School policies, procedures, instructions, and answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions at the Yale Graduate School Admissions website

Postdoctoral Associates

Applications accepted on a continuous basis. Reach out to the principal investigator of the research group of your choice. 

You should also consider applying to the annual YQI Fellowship.

Staff Members

No position is currently open. Look for other jobs at Yale on the Human Resources website.