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Physics M.S.

Expand Your Knowledge Base

Your Master of Science in Physics from University of Houston-Clear Lake will provide you with a deeper understanding of the essential science used in many of the engineering disciplines and in the space industry. This course of study will primarily prepare you for earning a Ph.D. through advanced research in Physics and Astronomy, as well as expand the knowledge base of practicing engineers.

Further Your Education

This degree will prepare you to compete in job market in industry as well as in academia. Applicants for candidacy should have a Bachelor of Science degree in a physical sciences, mathematics or engineering disciplines. You will become an expert problem solver as well as increase your knowledge of several aspects of Physics and Astronomy. All students potentially interested in completing a Ph.D. in Physics should apply to both UHCL and UH before beginning graduate level coursework.

Within this degree, you can also choose a specialization in Technical Management.

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Admission Requirements

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  • Physics M.S.
  • Admission Deadline
    Standard Graduate Admission Deadline
  • Application
    A standard university application is required.
  • Requirements
    • 3.0 GPA
    • GRE Total Score of 290 (140 Verbal + 150 Quantitative), GRE Essay of 3.5.
      • GRE Waiver if one the following requirements is met:
        • GPA > 3.2
        • Applicant has another grad degree (MS or higher)
    • Undergraduate degree in Physical Sciences discipline, Mathematics and/or Engineering; Other degrees may apply if the coursework meets the preparation requirements in the catalog
    • Foundation Courses: Calculus I, II, and III, University Physics I and II with labs, Modern Physics with lab, Intermediate Mechanics, Intermediate Electromagnetism, Quantum Theory, Thermodynamics & Statistical Mechanics.
    • Also, complete either set I or set II of:
      • Set I) Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Probability & Stats for Scientists & Engineers, or
      • Set II) Mathematical Methods for Physics & Engineering I and II


Degree Requirements

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Physics, M.S.


Cost Information

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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. 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

    Deadline - May 1

  • Spring

    Deadline - October 1

  • Summer*

    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.


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 M.S. 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

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

Linhdung Pham
Linhdung Pham

Linhdung Pham

Lecturer of Physics,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3768
Email: phamL@uhcl.edu
Office: STEM 2244

Linhdung Pham 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