Current Graduate Students
The graduate students in physics & astronomy department at UTSA are actively engaged in research at the forefront of physics. We are the hub of a growing network of collaborators including Southwest Research Institute and UT Brownsville.
Most graduate students are interested in one or two sub-fields of physics or astronomy upon their arrival to UTSA. After the first year of their graduate studies their focus becomes clearer as they network and begin working on projects with professors. The first year or two is usually filled with course work in the basic areas of classical mechanics, statistical mechanics, quantum dynamics, and electricity and magnetism. After these basic courses are met, students will begin focusing more on their concentrations and take their written and oral exams to become doctoral candidates.
For general information, please visit the Physics & Astronomy Graduate HandBook.