Name of the program: Master of Science in Physics
DGP key: 104501
Normal period to graduate: 4 semesters
Credits: 100
Degree that confers: Master of Science (Physics)
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program description

General purpose

Prepare highly specialized personnel in diverse areas of Physics to carry out academic activities in science and engineering and collaborate in basic and applied scientific research projects.

Specific objectives

  • Prepare personnel to practice teaching at the Bachelor, Master and Specialty levels.
  • To train personnel with a high innovative capacity and work that allow them to carry out research activities, familiarizing them with their methodology.
  • Train personnel that participate in solving problems related to the productive plant in the region and the country.
  • Train personnel to do PhD studies in any branch of Physics.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?

Egress Profile

  • To know in depth the laws and general concepts of Physics.
  • High academic level to practice teaching in the higher education sector.
  • Ability to recognize the elements related to the fundamental concepts of Physics, to address and solve problems in the field of their discipline.
  • Ability to use general purpose scientific equipment.
  • Ability to participate in research groups.
  • Ability to undertake PhD studies in Physics.


Curricular map

The elective I and optional II subjects will be selected by the student of the forty-one elective subjects established in the program:




Electrodynamics II


Quantum Mechanics II


Physics of Lasers


Fourier optics


Modern Optics Topics


Nonlinear Optics


Semiconductor Optical Properties


Solid State Seminar


Solid State I


Solid State II


Thin Films


Instrumentation I


Instrumentation II


Advanced Topics in Mathematical Physics


Material Physics


Fluid mechanics


Differential Geometry




Solar cells


Group Theory


General relativity


Mathematical Methods II


Numerical methods


Theory of Many Bodies




Digital image-signal processing


Neural Networks


Advanced Quantum Mechanics


Quantum Chemistry


Relativistic Quantum Mechanics


Quantum Field Theory


Particle Physics


Atomic and Molecular Structure


Advanced electrodynamics


Nuclear physics


Statistical Mechanics II


Mechanics of Continuous Media


Semiconductor Physics


Optical Properties of Materials


Surface Physics


Methods of Experimental Physics

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

  • Mathematical Physics. This LGAC encompasses theoretical investigations that use the Mathematical Methods of Physics as: differential equations, integral equations, tensor calculus, multilineal algebra, non-Euclidean geometry and others, sometimes complemented with computational computation. They model and solve physical problems in various branches such as particle physics, astronomy, gravitation, quantum theory of solids, problems of many bodies and quantum chemistry.
  • Optics and electrodynamics. This LGAC focuses on the theoretical / experimental study of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with structured materials such as photonic, phonic crystals and waveguides. Surface modes in metals and in novel materials (such as graphene) are of particular interest. The studies are made from the classical point of view and extend to similar phenomena that occur in acoustics.
  • Physical State Solid. This LGAC includes the study of materials using optical spectroscopy techniques and thermal properties, as well as the effects of ionizing radiation on micro- and nano-structured materials. Development of phenomenological models for the description of the physical mechanisms involved.
  • Physics of Materials. This LGAC comprises the synthesis and characterization of semiconductor, metallic and nanocarbon nanomaterials with possible photonic, optoelectronic and biomedical applications.

Basic / Complementary Academic Core

First name


Dr. Álvaro Posada Amarillas (NAB)

Dr. Raúl Riera Aroche (NAB)

Dr. Rodrigo Arturo Rosas Burgos (NAB)

Dr. Lizardo Valencia Palomo (NAC)

Dr. Anton Lipovka (NAC)

Dr. Carlos Antonio Calcáneo Roldán (NAC)

Dr. Efraín Urrutia Bañuelos (NAC)

Dr. Jorge Alberto Gaspar Armenta (NAB)

Dr. Felipe Ramos Mendieta (NAB)

Dr. Raúl García Llamas (NAB)

Dr. Jesús Manzanares Martínez (NAC)

Dr. M. Betsabé Manzanares Martínez (NAC)

Dr. Marcelino Barboza Flores (NAB)

Dr. Raúl Pérez Salas (NAB)

Dr. Rodrigo Meléndrez Amavizca (NAB)

Dr. Susana Álvarez García (NAB)

Dr. Raúl Aceves Torres (NAC)

Dr. Ricardo A. Rodríguez Mijangos (NAC)

Dr. Thomas M. Piters (NAC)

Dr. Valery Chernov (NAC)

Dr. Mario Flores Acosta (NAB)

Dr. Martín R. Pedroza Montero (NAB)

Dr. Santos Jesús Castillo (NAB)

Dr. Humberto Arizpe Chávez (NAC)

Dr. Rafael García Gutiérrez (NAC)

Dr. José Manuel Cortez Valadez (CATEDRA)

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Physical Sciences or related career 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.
  • Accredit a minimum score of 1000 points in the EXANI-III knowledge and aptitude exam.
  • Present and pass the entrance exam on the basic subjects of the degree in Physics (Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermal Physics and Electromagnetism) according to the syllabus taught in the preparatory courses. This exam may be accredited by means of a certificate of approval of the preparatory courses of a Master's program in Physics less than a year and a half old.
  • Receive a positive evaluation in the individual interview with the Academic Commission, where the applicant's competence will be evaluated to carry out Master's studies.
  • Accredit a minimum score of 1,000 points on the EXANI III knowledge and aptitude exam. For foreigners, the Academic Commission will establish equivalent forms for accreditation.
  • Complete your application through the portal:

Admission profile

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

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

  • Study and accredit the subjects corresponding to the I, II, III and IV semesters indicated in the Program Study Plan, accumulating a minimum of 100 credits and a minimum general average of 80 points.
  • Prepare a research thesis, where present original results and pass an oral examination of the same before a jury of four researchers, one of which must be external to the Institution.
  • Accredit a minimum level of 6 in the General English Courses of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Universidad de Sonora .
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements demanded by the School Services Office for the issuance of the degree.

Titration options

Thesis defense.

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.

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.

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Program coordination
Rosales and Blvd. Luis Encinas s / n, Col. Centro, CP 83000, Building 3I. Hermosillo, Sonora.
Tel: 52 (662) 259 2156, 52 (662) 289 3792
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Last updated July 8, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 20, 2019
2 years
10,478 MXN
Tuition by subject for foreigners, average less than 80. [80, 85) $ 5,240. [85, 90) $ 2,620. 90 or more Exempt payment. Registration: $ 1,773.
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