Physics Candidacy Certificate
Pursue Your Love of Physics
Looking for a way to track your progress towards a graduate degree in Physics? Consider earning a Physics Candidacy Certificate from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Through our College of Science and Engineering, you are eligible to receive this certificate as you complete the candidacy requirements for the Collaborative UHCL/UH Physics PhD Program.
Achieve Success in Your Education
This certificate does not imply any acceptance into the UH PhD program or the successful
completion of all PhD candidacy requirements. It’s used primarily at UHCL to monitor
the progress of students working towards the Physics PhD through UHCL’s Collaborative Physics PhD program. Also, this certificate can be awarded
to you independently of the Physics Master’s Degree. If you are pursuing a certificate
you have the option of switching to the Physics M.S. degree program at any time during
your enrollment in the certificate program and can apply all physics coursework taken
towards the certificate towards the M.S. degree. Qualified students pursuing the Physics
M.S. degree have the option of applying for the certificate once the candidacy requirements
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
FallNew Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Returning UHCL Students - August 15
SpringNew Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
Returning UHCL Students - January 15
SummerNew Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Returning UHCL Students - May 25
Please note, some graduate programs have special deadlines and requirements. For more information, go to How to Apply as a Graduate Student. The online application is scheduled to close for Graduate students after the Formal UHCL Student deadline of each semester.
Applying After the Priority Deadline
New, non-degree seeking, and returning UHCL students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information. A $50.00 Late Registration Fee or $50.00 Late Payment may apply.
Review the UHCL Academic Calendar for registration and payment dates and deadlines.
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.