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
Spring 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 21
Summer 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
Former UHCL Students - May 25
Fall 2020New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
Former UHCL Students - August 10
Spring 2021New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
Former UHCL Students - January 19
Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.
Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking 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.
- 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.