Graduate Program in Physics
The graduate program in the Department of Physics offers a Master of Science degree. Our faculty members also participate in three interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs: Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Science and Environmental Science and Engineering. Areas of research being carried out in the Department of Physics include experimental and computational condensed matter physics, bio-photonics, energy and nano-materials, atmospheric physics, high-energy and astrophysics. Currently, 20 M.S. students and 10 Ph.D. students are working with the Physics faculty. Our faculty members are constantly securing extramural funds to support their research programs. New external research funding for the period 2012-2014 is more than $2M. Graduate students form one of the most important components of the research program in the Department of Physics. As a graduate student you will have opportunities to participate and contribute to cutting edge research carried out within state-of-the-art facilities. About 80% of our M.S. graduates are admitted to Ph.D. programs at various universities around the country, and the reminder 20% typically join the STEM workforce.
Graduate Program Director
Prior to joining UTEP, he worked as a postdoc at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC. Prospective students should contact him before formally applying to the program. Email: email@example.com
Graduate Program Coordinator
Mrs. Carmona received her B.S. degree in Physics Engineering from the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. She received her M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Texas at El Paso.