Ph.D. On Campus


The University of New Mexico

48 months
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To remain in good academic standing, a graduate student must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit after admission to a graduate Physics degree program at the University of New Mexico.


Four advanced graduate courses. All regular (three-hour) 300 or 400-level courses that are available for graduate credit* for P&A students and all regular (three-hour) 500-level courses are eligible as electives, except 406, 491/492, and courses taken to satisfy the core-course requirements for the Physics PhD.

Key Features 

  • Different courses at The University of New Mexico taken as Advanced Topics in Optics (569) or Advanced Topics in Physics and Astronomy (581) count as different electives. 
  • The four advanced graduate courses must be listed as a standard grade mode and NOT on a credit/no credit basis. Additional electives taken to fulfill credit hours may be on a credit/no credit basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Methods of Theoretical Physics 
  • Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Electrodynamics 
  • Quantum Mechanics 
  • Advanced Astrophysics 

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  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Intent
  • Transcripts
  • Assistantship request/info
  • Physics GRE scores
  • General GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Albuquerque

870 - 1360 USD /month
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