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
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 14
Final* and Session Start - August 28
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - September 1
Final* and Session Start - January 16
*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
Priority – March 1
Final – June 1
Priority – August 1
Final – November 1
Priority – February 1
Final – April 1
*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
Accreditations and Distinctions
UHCL is one of only 10 U.S. universities with computing programs accredited under three different curriculum guidelines of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. The College of Science and Engineering’s undergraduate degree plan in computer engineering is accredited by the ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission, while its Computer Accreditation Commission has accredited our undergraduate degree plans in computer science and computer information systems. The organization’s Applied Science Commission has accredited the undergraduate environmental science sub-plans for safety and industrial hygiene. Our chemistry degree program is accredited by the American Chemical Society.