University of North Texas

College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D., M.S.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

A graduate degree in Physics from the University of North Texas provides you with high-quality instruction, individual attention and access to an array of resources to support your studies and research.

The Department of Physics offers course work leading to a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physics. Valuable research experience is emphasized, starting at the master’s level.

You’ll work with accomplished and respected faculty members in state-of-the-art research facilities. Among the faculty are four Fellows of the American Physical Society and editorial board members of several international journals.

During your studies, you may perform research in a variety of areas, including:

  • Computational materials modeling
  • Experimental accelerator-based materials modification and analysis
  • Nonlinear dynamics and complex systems
  • Quantum optics and nanophotonics
  • Theoretical and experimental atomic physics
  • Theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics


Success awaits

More than 50 full-time graduate students conduct research under the supervision of 22 faculty members, making our physics program one of Texas’ largest. A friendly and supportive team spirit characterizes the physics research laboratories and classrooms.

We also offer a variety of other valuable opportunities to prepare you for success. Our students routinely author and co-author refereed publications in professional literature. Students also regularly participate in national and international professional meetings, where they present their research results, begin establishing their reputations as scientists and develop important networks of contacts.

Our curriculum offers experience in solving important problems ranging from the fundamental to the applied. Doors will be opened to a variety of exciting fields and future career opportunities in education and academia, industry and the private sector and at national laboratories and other government agencies.

Outstanding student resources

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The Toulouse Graduate School® offers several professional development workshops, including Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camps. Many of the workshops are available online for your convenience.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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