General Doctoral Examination Application

Written Exam: Applications are due one week before the exam. Postponement requests are due one month before the exam.

Oral Exam: Applications are due one week before the start of the exam period--usually in early September and February. Postponement requests are due September 30th or February 28th for the Fall and Spring terms respectively.

General Information

First Name (required):

Last Name (required):

Email (required):

Supervisor (if not an incoming student):


Examination Information

Which test are you registering for?

Semester (required): Fall       Spring


Written Exam: (Choose only 1) Section(s) to be taken: (Choose up to 4)
1st Attempt  Classical Mechanics
2nd Attempt  Electricity & Magnetism
3rd Attempt  Quantum Mechanics
4th Attempt  Statistical Mechanics

Oral Exam:
  • Astrophysics
  • Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter Experiment
  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Nuclear & Particle Experiment
  • Nuclear & Particle Theory
  • Plasma Physics
  • Quantum Information
  • Other (Specify):

Note: If you have a letter from the MIT Student Disability Services office that covers special accommodation for exams, please bring your letter to the Academic Programs Office in room 4-315 prior to the General Exam.