MSIS in Physics Education
Physics in the Rapidly Changing World
New developments in Physics have been occurring everyday and the field is being rejuvenated due to newest discoveries. More and more companies are looking for applicants with increasingly sophisticated skills in Physics. As the pace of advances in science and technology accelerates, Physics education has become increasingly important in areas of science and its applications. Furthermore, the Rio Grande Valley is experiencing a shortage of qualified Physics teachers in the public schools and community colleges.
Graduate Program of Study
The Department of Physics & Geology offers 36-hour program leading to a Mater of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (MSIS) in Physics education with thesis and non-thesis options. These options are designed to prepare students in their pursuit of further professional development and for interdisciplinary graduate studies in their area of concentration in physics.
Note: All the prospective students must have science background to enroll into MSIS in physics education program. Requirements: 16-18hours of physics courses must be required (including PSCI 1421, PSCI1422, PHYS 1401, and PHYS 1402) for students/teachers coming from other disciplines.
All students complete a core curriculum. Students in the Physics Concentration select electives from a collection of courses designed to enhance and develop further skills in science education.Courses are normally offered in the evening, Online and during the summer sessions providing greater flexibility in the offerings for part-time teachers and students. The Course descriptions as well as detailed degree requirement information concerning the graduate program can be found at the Department of Physics and Geology website located at http://www.panam.edu/dept/physci
Applications and Contact Information
Admission is possible in all semesters. Students applying for admission to this program must meet the University’s grade point average requirement and hold a bachelor-level degree and must have 16-18 hours of physics background. For further information, visit our homepage at http://www.panam.edu/dept/physci or contact:
MSIS Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Physics and Geology
The University of Texas-Pan American
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 381-3521 (Main Office)
Fax: (956) 381-2423