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Prospective Graduate Students

Basic Degree Information/Description:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offer a PhD degree in Physics as well as MS degree. Despite being the most recently established doctoral Physics program in Texas, according to American Institute of Physics, we are already the fifth largest graduate program in Physics in the state. The program offers world-class research opportunities in diverse areas including Astrophysics, Biophysics, Material Science and Nanotechnology as well as Space Physics. The size of the program is such that students receive a thorough and constant mentoring.

All our graduates have found employment as faculty members, postdoctoral fellows or scientists in academic institutions, government laboratories, private research companies as well as private companies.

Besides outstanding research opportunities, the program offers a rigorous academic curriculum aimed at creating well-rounded and outstanding graduates who will become leaders in their field.
Applications for the doctoral program are accepted once a year with a deadline of January 1st for both domestic and international students. Applications to the MS program have several deadlines each year.

For the doctoral program students must have a degree in Physics or a closely related field with at least 12 credit hours of advanced undergraduate courses. The original general GRE score (no minimum score) as well as original transcripts are required. The Physics GRE is not required but is strongly recommended. For additional details about the application process please go to here.

For details on academics go here
For details on research go here

Why pursue a Ph.D. in Physics at UTSA?

Ph.D. Application Deadline Dates:

Priority Deadline: January 1st

Regular Admissions Deadline: February 1st

M.S. Application Deadline Dates (Domestic):

Fall: July 1st
Spring: November 1st
Summer: April 1st

M.S. Application Deadline Dates (International):

Fall: April 1st
Spring: September 1st
Summer: March 1st

Contact Information:

Graduate Advisor of Record: Lorenzo Brancaleon, Ph.D.
Email Address:
Room Location: AET 3.203
(210) 458-5694

Undergraduate Advisor of Record: Rafael Lopez-Mobilia, Ph.D.
Email Address:
Room Location: AET 3.205F
(210) 458-5460