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The University of Texas at Dallas

Department of Physics

Richardson, TX

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The University of Texas at Dallas

Overview

The University of Texas at Dallas / Department of Physics is located in Richardson, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Optional
Industrial internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Publishable paper

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

104
Applied
42
Accepted
24
Enrolled
40%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th May 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th September 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level coursework in field
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0 in upper-level coursework in field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
93%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.7%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 33%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 2.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 1.23%

Gender

Male (83%)
Female (16%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 25
Part-time - 0
Male (24)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ionospheric and magnetospheric electrodynamics; high-energy proton collisions and muon detector design and construction; condensed matter physics with emphasis on nanoscience; optical properties of solids including semiconductors, thermoelectric materials and nanomaterials; gravitational lensing and applications to cosmology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop PHY36
Richardson, TX  75080
United States
Contact Dr. Mark Lee
Department Head
Email: marklee@utdallas.edu
Phone: 972-883-2863
Fax: 972-883-2848