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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 are satisfied.

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Admission Requirements

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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Fall
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Returning UHCL Students - August 15
  • Spring
    New Degree-Seeking Students - January 5
    Returning UHCL Students - January 15
  • Summer
    New 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. Check the status of your application online through E-Services using your UHCL student ID.

The UHCL application is available online through Apply Texas. 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
  • Fall

    Final Deadline - April 1
    Document Deadline - April 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

  • Spring

    Final Deadline - October 1
    Document Deadline - October 15

    Early Deadline - August 1 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - August 15

  • Summer*

    Final Deadline - March 1
    Document Deadline - March 15

    Early Deadline - February 4 (Computer Science, Computer Information System, Data Science, Software Engineering)
    Document Deadline - February 15

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.


Locations

University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

About UHCL


Physics Candidacy Certificate Faculty

Serkan Caliskan
Serkan Caliskan

Serkan Caliskan

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3764
Email: caliskan@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM-2212

Serkan Caliskan Faculty Bio

David Garrison
David Garrison

David Garrison

Interim Associate Dean, Professor and Former Chair of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3796
Email: garrison@uhcl.edu
Office: B3611

David Garrison Faculty Bio

Tej Limbu
Tej Limbu

Tej Limbu

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3816
Email: limbu@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2216

Tej Limbu Faculty Bio

Samina S. Masood
Samina Masood

Samina S. Masood

Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3781
Email: masood@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-8

Samina S. Masood Faculty Bio

Paul A. Withey
Paul Withey

Paul Withey

Program Chair of Physics, Associate Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3799
Email: Withey@UHCL.edu
Office: B3531

Paul Withey Faculty Bio