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Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Physics Ph.D. Collaborative UHCL/UH Program

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The first program of its kind, the Collaborative UHCL/UH Physics Ph.D. program establishes a partnership between the master's degree program at UHCL and the Ph.D. program at UH. Select faculty at UH and UHCL hold joint appointments which allow them to ensure the smooth transition of their students from the M.S. to the Ph.D. program. In addition, a Joint Committee helps advise students on their transition.

Degree Requirements

UHCL Requirements

UHCL Physics course requirements:
PHYS 5331 Electrodynamics
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5311 Recitation for Electrodynamics
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 5431 Classical Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5411 Recitation for Classical Mechanics
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 5531 Mathematical Methods I
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5511 Recitation for Mathematical Methods in Physics I
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 5631 Quantum Mechanics I
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5611 Recitation for Quantum Mechanics I
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 5632 Quantum Mechanics II
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5612 Recitation for Quantum Mechanics II
Credit Hours: 1
PHYS 5731 Statistical Mechanics
Credit Hours: 3
PHYS 5711 Recitation for Statistical Mechanics
Credit Hours: 1

A candidate must earn a grade of B or better in the class and on the final exam. Students exploring this option must be accepted into the Graduate Physics program at UH for core courses to count toward candidacy. Therefore, interested students should apply for admissions to both the UHCL and UH physics programs before signing up for Ph.D. candidacy courses. Students accepted into the collaborative Ph.D. program will be subject to the same requirements as other Ph.D. candidates in the UH Physics program. They will complete their Ph.D. thesis under the advisement of a UH and UHCL faculty committee. More information on the program can be found at https://www.uhcl.edu/academics/degrees/physics-phd-collaborative.