Graduate Programs


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTSA offers one of the largest graduate programs of Physics in Texas and includes Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Besides outstanding research opportunities, the programs offer a rigorous academic curriculum aimed at creating well-rounded and outstanding graduates who will become leaders in their field.

Please visit the UTSA Graduate School for the requirements and deadlines to apply to our program. The main items in the application are:

  • B.S. in Physics or at least 18 undergraduate hours in upper-division physics courses
  • Completed application form
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE score
  • TOEFL score (international applicants)
  • IELTS Score (international applicants)

All applications are processed by the Graduate School; however, the Physics and Astronomy Department is happy to provide advice to assist you in the preparation of your application. Please contact the Graduate Advisor of Record if you have any questions. Exceptional applicants may also qualify for a waiver of the application fee.

Click here to view the Physics Graduate Handbook for the M.S. program.
Click here to view the Physics Graduate Handbook for the Ph.D. program.
Click here for additional resources.

Graduate Advisor of Record

Dr. Arturo AyĆ³n


Click here for an overview of research conducted in the Department.

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Click here to apply online.



Doctoral Students

Click here for a list of our current doctoral students.