Coordinating Office

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Undergraduate Program

At the undergraduate level, Institute of Physics researchers mainly participate in the different programs taught at the UNAM Faculty of Sciences. In particular, they teach courses and work as advisors for social internships and thesis research in the fields of biology, computer sciences, earth sciences, physics, biomedical physics and mathematics.

Physics research requires the valuable participation of students enrolled in other UNAM programs whose relation to the field of physics may not be evident, such as management, science communication, political science and public administration, design and visual communication, economics, geohistory; electrical and electronics, computer, telecommunications, mechanical, mechanical-electrical, chemical and chemical-metallurgical engineering; systems and electronics, applied mathematics and computing, chemistry, food chemistry, biological and pharmaceutical chemistry and sociology.

Students interested in doing their graduate work at the Institute of Physics are invited to directly contact the researchers working in their fields or else, contact the Coordinating Office.

Graduate Program

The Institute of Physics is the seat of the Physical Sciences Graduate Department and of the Material Science and Engineering Graduate Department. As a result, researchers at the Institute of Physics mainly participate in the courses and examination panels for these graduate programs and work as thesis advisors in the Master of Science (physics and medical physics), Master of Material Science and Engineering, Ph.D. in science (physics) and Ph.D. in material science and engineering programs. The Institute of Physics also collaborates with other programs with seats elsewhere, these include the mathematical sciences, engineering, astrophysics and other graduate programs

The Institute's researchers may act as advisors to students enrolled in these programs when their research interests coincide. Thus, students should examine the information on the different fields of research and establish contact with the corresponding researchers if they wish to enroll in any of the graduate programs in which the Institute of Physics participates.

Organized in the following areas of knowledge: physics, mathematics and engineering; biology and health sciences; social sciences; and the humanities and the arts; the 41 graduate programs of the UNAM include 56 master's degree programs and 36 doctoral programs. It is worth mentioning that we currently have 129 curricular programs (including medical specialties) which have been accredited by the CONACYT in its National Program of Quality Graduate Programs (PNPC). The UNAM Graduate Program Coordinating Office (CEP) coordinates the academic and administrative activities of the Graduate Program System. These activities take place at the Graduate Program Building, located in the Zona Cultural of Ciudad Universitaria. This building is fully equipped and has all the facilities and equipment required for graduate studies, among these the computers needed to access all digital collections of the UNAM and other institutions.

The area of knowledge of physics, mathematics and engineering includes the graduate program in physical sciences, where the M.Sc. in Medical Physics program is included. This program meets international quality standards and so do the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Physics programs, which have been recognized for their academic excellence, their highly skilled faculty, laboratory infrastructure, opportunity for international academic exchange and for ensuring the incorporation of their graduates to top level research.

Links of Interest

Description Link
M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mathematics program and Specialization in Applied Statistics
M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Engineering
Graduate Program in Astrophysics
Graduate Program in Physical Sciences
Material Sciences and Engineering Graduate Program