About

UH physics faculty members serve on national peer-review panels to evaluate competitive research grants and edit prestigious scientific journals. Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty interact to create a research-intensive atmosphere.

The University of Houston is the major state university of the Houston area, well known for its vicinity to the NASA Johnson Space Center and the gulf coast, and in the more recent past for its strong NCAA sports teams and Tier 1 research. The Houston area is generally known for its diverse multicultural community, low-cost of living and exceptional weather for the majority of the year, while providing UH students immediate access to the local amenities of the 4th largest city in the United States, including outdoor hiking and bike paths, more than 1,000 restaurants, six professional sports teams, and frequent hosting of national events, just to name a few. The local industry of the greater Houston area provides UH graduates at all levels a multitude of career options, ranging across technical, medical, service and professional positions alike.

Program Requirements

Master's:
A Master student is required to pass five core I courses and/or to complete a master thesis. For details, please see http://www.uh.edu/nsm/physics/graduate/reqs-master/.

Doctorate:
The Ph.D. students are required to pass six core I courses with a grade of B or above to proceed to the Ph.D. program. Furthermore, they need to pass four advanced core/elective courses. For more details, please see http://www.uh.edu/nsm/physics/graduate/reqs-phd/.
GRE Requirements: Not Required
Physics GRE Requirements: Not Required
TOEFL Requirements: Required

Description of your department culture

The Department of Physics at the University of Houston has 34 ranked faculty members, including eight distinguished or chaired professors. Faculty members have been recognized on the national and international level. Among the faculty ranks is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. There are also members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Inventors. Faculty members have received awards such as the National Medal of Science, the Freedoms Foundation Award, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Senior Scientist Award, the Materials Research Society Von Hippel Award, ranking in the World's Top 100 Materials Scientists, Highly Cited Researcher Title, World's Most Influential Scientific Minds Title, American Physical Society Fellowship and the Max Planck Research Award.

UH physics faculty members serve on national peer-review panels to evaluate competitive research grants and edit prestigious scientific journals. Students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty interact to create a research-intensive atmosphere. Collaborations are common with faculty in other departments, the UH Cullen College of Engineering, and outside the university with agencies such as NASA, and many U.S. and foreign universities.

The Department of Physics at the University of Houston serves approximately 150 undergraduate majors and 110 graduate students at a given time.