Two Great Universities Support Your Education
The collaborative program for a Ph.D. in Physics is a joint degree between the Physics Departments at the University of Houston and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. This effort unites the Master’s program at UHCL with the Ph.D. program at UH for the mutual benefit of both universities, their students, and the Clear Lake community. While the Ph.D. will be awarded by UH, UHCL supports the effort with its courses and research opportunities. Select faculty at UH and UHCL hold joint appointments. This ensures you have a smooth transition into the PhD program as a student. All UHCL Physics graduate students are encouraged to apply to the UH Physics program in the beginning of their graduate level coursework in order to take advantage of this program.
Use this Rigorous Doctorate to Benefit Your Community
In addition to being the first local Ph.D. in Physics program available to full-time
and part-time students, there are multiple benefits for students in this program.
The accessibility of pertinent courses and advanced training in Physics for students
from the Johnson Space Center and petrochemical communities means those as well as
other public and private institutions can retain their own employees. The connection
to the UH System for advanced research projects also benefits the community, and the
intellectual challenge presented by this coursework, combined with an increased knowledge
base improves job satisfaction overall.
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Deadlines for Applying
- Graduate Deadlines
New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 13
Final and Session Start* - August 27
New Degree Seeking - December 1
Priority* - January 14
Final and Session Start* - January 22
Summer 2019New Degree Seeking - May 1
Priority* - May 28
Final, Summer I* - June 10
Final, Summer II* - July 15
Fall 2019New Degree Seeking - August 1
Priority* - August 12
Final and Session Start* - August 26
*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 20
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.