Graduate

Graduate Program

graduate-students

Welcome to the Department of Physics graduate program webpages.

Navigate within the sections in the menu on the left of the page to find out the latest information about our program (from application to graduation) and about the numerous opportunities to get involved with the department.

This short video provides an overview of the Physics Graduate Program.  Below, we bring your attention to a few aspects of our graduate program that you do not want to miss.

The Department of Physics at UCF offers both Master’s and Doctoral programs.  More information about our degree programs is available on the Curriculum page.

For Planetary Sciences Track program information, click here.

For MS to PhD Bridge Program information, click here.

Calendar

In this calendar you will find all the events, deadlines and opportunities related to your program, as well as important information for teaching assistants (if you are one). The calendar is designed for the whole department, so it contains events and activities directed to faculty, research associates, graduate and undergraduate students and staff. If you just want to see the activities related to the graduate program, chose GRADUATE STUDENT CALENDAR in CATEGORIES at the top of the calendar.

 

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Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time 2:00 pm
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time @ Physical Sciences Bldg., Atrium
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Hello All! Physics Women’s Society will be having our weekly tea time at 2pm. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of gender. Tea and light snacks will be provided.    
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Info session and hiring event for part-time tutors and full-time teachers in Math and Science with Orange County Schools 5:00 pm
Info session and hiring event for part-time tutors and full-time teachers in Math and Science with Orange County Schools @ Physical Sciences Building 121, PSB 160
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us on Oct. 4th for a chance to learn about paid tutoring positions and incentives to teach STEM in Orange County when you graduate (like paid internships & loan forgiveness). Positions range from part-time to full-time,[...]
Astronomy Society Group Meeting 7:30 pm
Astronomy Society Group Meeting @ PSB 160/61
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
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Academic Advising Week
Academic Advising Week
Oct 8 – Oct 19 all-day
 
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time 2:00 pm
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time @ Physical Sciences Bldg., Atrium
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Hello All! Physics Women’s Society will be having our weekly tea time at 2pm. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of gender. Tea and light snacks will be provided.    
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SPS Group Meeting 6:00 pm
SPS Group Meeting @ PSB 160/161
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Physics Career Exploration Day 2018 10:00 am
Physics Career Exploration Day 2018 @ Registration at MSB 260 (9:30 am)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
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Enrollment Appointment Date and Time for Spring 2019
Fall 2018-19 Graduate Program Assessment Plan – Hard deadline
Raspberry JAM 9:30 am
Raspberry JAM @ PSB 160/161
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
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UG Curriculum Committee Meeting 1:30 pm
UG Curriculum Committee Meeting @ PSB 433
Oct 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time 2:00 pm
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time @ Physical Sciences Bldg., Atrium
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Hello All! Physics Women’s Society will be having our weekly tea time at 2pm. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of gender. Tea and light snacks will be provided.    
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2018-19 Biophysics Seminars 12:30 pm
2018-19 Biophysics Seminars @ PSB 160-161
Oct 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
The UCF Biophysics Group is resuming its seminar series for the 2018-2019 academic year. The next seminar will be held on: Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 12:30-1:30 pm Physical Sciences rooms 160-161   Dr. Kollbe Ahn of Chemistry Department of[...]
Academic Programs Team Meeting 2:15 pm
Academic Programs Team Meeting @ PSB 433
Oct 17 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
 
SPS Group Meeting 6:00 pm
SPS Group Meeting @ PSB 160/161
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time 2:00 pm
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time @ Physical Sciences Bldg., Atrium
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Hello All! Physics Women’s Society will be having our weekly tea time at 2pm. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of gender. Tea and light snacks will be provided.    
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SPS Group Meeting 6:00 pm
SPS Group Meeting @ PSB 160/161
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time 2:00 pm
Physics Women Society (PWS) Tea Time @ Physical Sciences Bldg., Atrium
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Hello All! Physics Women’s Society will be having our weekly tea time at 2pm. We encourage everyone to attend, regardless of gender. Tea and light snacks will be provided.    
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GSPS Research Showcase 9:00 am
GSPS Research Showcase @ PSB 160/161
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Governance Team for the Graduate Program 

Department Chair: Dr. Eduardo Mucciolo (mucciolo@ucf.edu)
Associate Chair for Academic Programs: Dr. Joshua Colwell (josh@ucf.edu) For general inquiries about the graduate program activities.
Graduate Program Director: Dr. Abdelkader Kara (Abdelkader.Kara@ucf.edu) For questions specific to the graduate physics curriculum.
Senior Admissions Specialist: Esperanza Soto (soto@ucf.edu) For all administrative issues related to the graduate program.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question, comment or suggestion.

 

Student Societies

It is a great honor to have several graduate students societies in the Physics department. We strongly encourage all of you to get involved with them. They are the ones representing you in the department, we work very closely with them in many aspects related to the program, including teaching, research and service (outreach) activities.

Graduate Society of Physics Students (GSPS)- The Mission of the GSPS is to:
1. Represent the interests of physics graduate students in committees of the department.
2. Help orient and inform new physics graduate students about the department of physics.
3. Educate graduate students in the department of physics about university, conference,and journal policies and resources such as funding, conferences, workshops, seminars,colloquia, lectures, schools, and social events.
4. Organize conferences, workshops, seminars, colloquia, lectures, schools, and social events for physics graduate students.
5. Assist students with qualifier examinations in the department of phyiscs.
6. Facilitate access to and support physics graduate students requesting information about fellowships, grants, assistantships, and other funding opportunities available from local, state, and federal sources.
7. Help physics students find a research adviser.
8. Assist the department of physics with recruitment of new students.
9. Help graduate students in the department of physics find jobs and placement upon graduation..

Physics Women Society (PWS) – The mission of the Physics Women Society (PWS) is to promote the interest of women in the physics department by providing a platform for networking, guidance, mentoring, and counseling. The organization hosts many events, including talks given by female professionals, mentoring for female undergraduates, and outreach to encourage a passion for science in young girls. While the focus of the organization is on women, the purpose is to improve the atmosphere and relations throughout the physics department now and for the future.