School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in

Physics
The University of Texas at Dallas

For specific information about this Degree Program go to:
http://www.utdallas.edu/admissions/graduate/degrees/


Characteristics of Texas Public Doctoral Programs

1

Number of Degrees Per Year

FY 2012:  5 (11F – 2; 12S – 2; 12U – 1)
FY 2013:  8 (12F – 3; 13S – 4; 13U – 1)
FY 2014   6 (13F – 2; 14S – 3; 14U – 1)

2

Graduation Rates

FY 2012:  within 11 years – 1; within 7 years – 1; within 6 years – 1; within 5 years – 1; within 4 yrs – 1
FY 2013:  Within 9 years – 1; within 6 years – 2; within 5 years – 4; within 4 years – 1
FY 2014:  Within 10 years-1; within 7 years-2; within 6 years-1; within 5 years-1; within 2 years-1

3

Average Time to Degree

2012:  6.6 years;
2013: 3 years;
2014: 6 years

4

Graduate Employment Profile (one year after graduation)

FY 2012 = 4:  2 Academia = 40%; 2 Industry – 40%; 1 unknown = 20%
FY 2013 = 8:  3 Academia = 33%; 3 Industry = 33% ; 1 Gov’t = 17%; 1 Unknown = 17%   
FY 2014 = 6   NA

5

Admissions Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or related field
GRE quantitative minimum score of 155 (700)
GRE verbal minimum of 153 (500)
GRE total minimum score of 308 (1200)  
GRE Subject:  680 (50th percentile) or better
Undergraduate GPA minimum of 3.0 or equivalent
3 Letters of recommendation
Essay or Personal Statement
International Students – minimum TOEFL of 80 or IELTS minimum of 6.5

6

Percentage Full–time Students
(FTS) with Financial Support

!00%

7

Average Financial Support
Provided

21,600/yr. plus tuition/fees waived

8

Student–Core Faculty Ratio

FY 2012:  3.31:1
FY 2013:  3.35:1
FY 2014:  2.84:1

9

Core Faculty Publications

FY 2012:  251
FY 2013:    98
FY 2014:    196

10

Core Faculty External Grants

2012:  Average grant per faculty:  $467,177 Total External Grants:  $5,138,944
2013:  Average grant per faculty:  $497,860  Total External Grants:  $5,725,395
2014:  Average grant per faculty:  $348,619  Total External Grants:  $4,532,046

Percentage Full–Time
Students

FY 2012 = 99%
FY 2013 = 99.6%
FY 2014 = 99 %

12

Number of Core Faculty

2012:  15
2013:  17
2014:  19

13

Faculty Teaching Load

2012: 10.2
2013:   9.41
2014:  10.17

14

Faculty Diversity

2012:  15 White; 2 Asian; 16 Male; 1 Female
2013:  14 White; 2 Asian; 1 Hispanic; 16 Male 1 Female
2014:  14 White; 4 Asian; 1 Hispanic; 1 Female; 18 Male

15

Student Diversity

2012:  35 White; 18 Asian; 43 Male; 10 Female
2013:  37 White; 22 Asian; 46 Male; 13 Female
2014:  30 White; 1 Black; 2 Hispanic; 21 Asian; 45 Male 9 Female

16

Date of Last External Review

Spring 2007

17

External Program Accreditation

N/A

18

Student
Publications/Presentations

FY 2012: 30
FY 2013: 40
FY 2014: 82