Physics & Astronomy Graduate Advisor's Home Page
Department of Physics
and Astronomy

Department links:
Joe Ross (Faculty Academic Advisor); home-page is here.
Sherree Kessler (Senior Academic Advisor); 979-458-5948;

RaeChel Superville (Academic Advisor); 979-845-7738;

other links: TAMUOGAPSThesis OfficeISSGrad Student Council Academic CalendarTAMU Catalogs

Department Policies and Degree Requirements for current students:
Read the Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Policies (full document, updated August 2015).
Also helpful: Summary Slides from fall-semester 2017 orientation, focused on physics- and applied-physics degree requirements (Note: 2 MB file size).
Quick Summaries: required curricula for the Ph.D. degree and Applied Physics Ph.D. degree; Chart of Required Courses, PHYS and APHY, and chart of astronomy PhD courses.
Note that the astronomy curriculum listed in the last link is part of a new Astronomy Degree Program, which is now in effect (Fall 2016), offering a PhD in Astronomy. See the link above for degree requirements; these are not yet incorporated into the Graduate Student Policies, and students are encouraged to consult the Astronomy faculty advisors for more details on this program.

For regular Physics Ph.D.: Example 2-year Course Sequence.

Note: The Departmental Graduate Student Policies document specifies our required courses, rules for qualifiers, etc. Beyond this, the TAMU graduate catalog (link) lays out the general rules for the M.S. and Ph.D. curricula, such as total hours needed, and other University requirements for assembling a degree plan and staying in good standing as a grad student.

Prospective students:
Please visit the Departmental Admissions page

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