APS Bridge Program

University of Texas at Arlington

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Program Contact:
Ramon E. Lopez
Department of Physics
University of Texas at Arlington

Ramon Lopez

The Physics Department at UT Arlington is pleased to be a Partnership site for the APS Bridge Program. We take great effort to ensure student success in our Ph.D. program (85% success rate). We are a Hispanic Serving Institution, tied for 5th place nationally for the fraction of Ph.D.s awarded to women (50%, according to the AIP), and about 20% of our Ph.D. graduate students are URM students. The department has 23 tenure track faculty, including four APS Fellows, one AAAS Fellow, and one member of the National Academies of Science. Research areas include High Energy Physics (with one of the Tier II Atlas data centers), Condensed Matter (theory and experiment), Space Science (Astrophysics, Space Physics, and Exoplanetary science), NanoBioPhysics and Medical imaging, and Physics Education. All students admitted to the Ph.D. program will receive financial support (either as a Graduate Teaching Assistant or a Graduate Research Assistant) as long as they are in good academic standing. UT Arlington is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the fourth largest metropolitan areas in the US, but with one of the lowest costs of living of any major city.