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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Degree Requirements

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2018

    New Degree Seeking - December 1
    Priority* - January 4
    Final* and Session Start - January 16

  • Summer 2018

    New Degree Seeking - May 1 (Some programs may not apply)

  • Fall 2018

    New Degree Seeking - August 1
    Priority* - August 13
    Final* and Session Start - August 27

*Former/Non-degree seeking/Certificate Graduate Students applicants who apply after the priority deadline can expect to go through late registration. $50 late registration fee will be assessed.


  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman 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

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Physics Candidacy Certificate Faculty

David Garrison
David Garrison

David Garrison

Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Science and Engineering, Associate Professor and Former Chair of Physics ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3796
Email: garrison@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-2

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Ju H. Kim
Ju Kim

Ju H. Kim

Interim Dean of the College of Science and Engineering and Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3717
Email: KimJ@UHCL.edu
Office: B3611

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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

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Van E. Mayes
Van Mayes

Van Eric Mayes

Assistant Professor of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3764
Email: MayesV@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

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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

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