Name of the program: Doctorate in Physical Sciences
Key DGP: 122601
Normal period to graduate: 8 semesters
Credits: 203
Degree conferred: Doctor of Science (Physics)
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Programme description

General purpose

Prepare specialized personnel in any of the areas of Physics with the ability to propose and undertake their own research projects, relevant and viable, which impact on the scientific and technological development of the country.

Specific objectives

The Doctorate in Science (Physics) program has the following objectives:

  • To train human resources of high academic level that propitiate the development and creation of scientific and technological knowledge that contributes to the development of the region and the country.
  • Prepare highly trained personnel to perform teaching tasks of undergraduate and graduate.
  • To train professors-researchers with a high academic preparation and innovative capacity, capable of generating and transmitting scientific knowledge; apt to create and develop projects and programs of scientific and technological research.
  • Develop multidisciplinary scientific and technological research programs.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Programme?

Egress Profile

  • Broad domain of the specific topics of physics involved with the area of his knowledge.
  • Sufficient skill and ability to adapt and operate high-tech experimental and / or computational devices to solve problems related to theoretical or applied physics.
  • Innovative capacity supported by a solid academic background that allows you to contribute to the creation and development of multidisciplinary research projects and programs that involve elements of basic and / or applied physics with patents and prototypes as possible products.
  • Critical attitude of the scientific and technological context of Mexico that allows it to contribute to the solution of fundamental problems in research and development in the area of its specialty.


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List of subjects

  • Research Seminar I
  • Research Seminar II
  • Research Seminar III
  • Thesis Advance
  • Research Seminar IV
  • Research Seminar V
  • Thesis Seminar I
  • Thesis Seminar II
  • Optional I
  • Optional II
  • Thesis

Optional assignatures

  • Group Theory
  • General relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Differential Geometry
  • Mathematical Methods II
  • Numerical methods
  • Theory of Many Bodies
  • Optoelectronics
  • Nolineal optics
  • Fourier optics
  • Digital image-signal processing
  • Physics of Lasers
  • Modern Optics Topics
  • Neural Networks
  • Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Particle Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Structure
  • Advanced electrodynamics
  • Statistical Mechanics II
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Mechanics of Continuous Media
  • Solid State Seminar
  • Solid State I
  • Solid State II
  • Solar cells
  • Thin Films
  • Material Physics
  • Semiconductor Physics
  • Optical Properties of Materials
  • Methods of Experimental Physics
  • Surface Physics
  • Instrumentation I
  • Instrumentation II

Lines generation and / or application of the knowledge of the program.

  • Solid state. This LGAC comprises the spectroscopic study of defects in insulating materials and materials synthesized from the methods: Czochralski, chemical vapor deposition and combustion, with luminescent properties, for example: KClxBr1-x: Cu, CsBr: Eu / Mn, NaCl: Cu.
  • Photonic materials This LGAC comprises the synthesis, optical and electrical characterization of crystalline and amorphous semiconductor materials for photonic or optoelectronic applications. For example: thin films of semiconductors PbS, CdS, SrSe, CdSe, among others, metal nanoparticles obtained by green way, germanatos and vanadates with different doping.
  • Mathematical Physics. This LGAC encompasses the theoretical research that uses the computational simulation tool to solve problems based on the theory of many bodies or effective potentials such as: metal clusters, atoms and confined molecules, colloidal suspensions, nanostructured systems, among others.
  • Astrophysics, Cosmology and Particle Physics. This LGAC encompasses research into the fundamentals of the particles generated at the origin of the universe, including the study and interaction of fundamental particles, as well as the evolution of the known Universe and dark matter. For example, study of quarks, gluons, hadrons; radio-emission of galactic clusters, study of planetary nebulae and massive rotating stars.
  • Interaction Radiation Matter. This LGAC involves the study of the effects of ionizing radiation on micro and nanostructured materials to optimize their luminescent, dosimetric properties and to understand the physical mechanisms and their possible biomedical applications: contrast materials, sensors and radiation dosimeters.
  • Optics and electrodynamics. This line focuses on the study of the interaction and propagation of electromagnetic radiation with periodic structures.

Academic Core

First name


Dr. Raúl Riera Aroche

Dr. Anton Lipovka

Dr. Efraín Urrutia Bañuelos

Dr. Carlos Antonio Calcáneo Roldán

Dr. Rodrigo Arturo Rosas Burgos

Dr. Jorge Alberto Gaspar Armenta

Dr. Felipe Ramos Mendieta

Dr. Raúl García Llamas

Dr. Jesús Manzanares Martínez

Dr. María Betsabé Manzanares Martínez

Dr. Marcelino Barboza Flores

Dr. Raúl Pérez Salas

Dr. Rodrigo Meléndrez Amavizca

Dr. Susana Álvarez García

Dr. Raúl Aceves Torres

Dr. Ricardo Antonio Rodríguez Mijangos

Dr. Thomas Maria Piters

Dr. Valery Chernov

Dr. Mario Flores Acosta

Dr. Martín Rafael Pedroza Montero

Dr. Santos Jesús Castillo

Dr. Humberto Arizpe Chávez

Dr. Rafael García Gutiérrez

Dr. José Manuel Cortez Valadez

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

  • Master's degree in Physical Sciences or related Master with sufficient knowledge in Basic Physics. Minimum average of 80 points.
  • Level 4 of the English courses of the Department of Foreign Languages or 400 points of the ITEF TOEFL or equivalent.
  • Present and pass an entrance exam on the basic subjects of Physics (Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics and Electromagnetism). This exam may be accredited by proof of having completed the corresponding subjects in a Master's program in Physics prior to less than two years.
  • Receive a positive evaluation in the individual interview with the Academic Commission where the applicant's competitiveness will be evaluated to carry out Doctorate studies.
  • Complete your registration through the portal:

Admission profile

The program is aimed at applicants with an interest in pure or applied research, graduates of a Master of Science in Physics or related career with sufficient knowledge in Basic Physics.

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

To obtain the degree of doctor is required:

  • Make a doctoral thesis about an original research project.
  • Publish at least one research article related to the thesis work in a prestigious journal with arbitration, indexed in the Science Citation Index. An accepted article to cover the requirement will be considered valid. In this publication the student must appear as the first author.
  • Participate as a speaker in two international scientific events related to the area of thesis work. This requirement can be accredited with papers at national events whose quality is equivalent according to an evaluation by the Academic Committee.
  • Accredit a minimum level of 6 in the General English Courses of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Universidad de Sonora .
  • Satisfy the academic requirements established by the Universidad de Sonora in accordance with the current curriculum at the time of admission as a student of the Programme. In the case of readmission, must meet the requirements of the current curriculum at the time of this.
  • Pass the oral thesis defence exam on the date and place determined by the Programme Coordination.

Titration options

Thesis defence.

How much does it cost to study this postgraduate course?

Cost of the EXANI-III

The registration cost of applicants to enter the Universidad de Sonora is announced annually along with the first entry notice.

Registration and tuition fees

Students, when enrolling in any of the graduate programs, must cover the corresponding fees according to the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, as established in the Quotas Regulation.

More reports

Programme coordination
Rosales and Blvd. Luis Encinas s / n,
Col. Centro, CP 83000, Building 3I.
Hermosillo, Sonora. Mexico

Tel: 52 (662) 289 3792
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Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated June 15, 2019
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Aug 20, 2019
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