MPA Advising

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About Us

Our Mission:
The Mathematics, Physics, & Astronomy (MPA) Advising Center strives to provide a sensitive, welcoming, and supportive environment for students. It is our objective to optimize students' success and assist them in reaching their academic, professional, and personal goals by providing quality guidance for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy degree planning and by serving as a referral resource for career and student life concerns.

Who we see:
We advise students who have successfully completed the introductory mathematics, physics, and astronomy sequence. First year and entry level MPA majors are advised in the Center for First-Year Advising.  Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: Teaching Option are advised by the UTeach advisor.  We are happy to help students with questions about MPA UT course prerequisites.

Available Year-Round:
Students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment in advance and come in early each semester to avoid the registration rush!


Contact Information

You must include your FULL NAME and UT EID in any communication with our office in order for us to get back to you.

If you have questions about mathematics, physics, and/or astronomy courses and ARE assigned to an MPA Advisor, email your assigned advisor. See more information about your assigned advisor below.

If you have questions about mathematics, physics, or astronomy courses and ARE NOT assigned to an MPA Advisor, please email about math courses, about physics courses, and about astronomy courses.

Math majors can make an appointment with a Math Faculty advisor by sending an email.  Some reasons why a student may want to see a Math Faculty Advisor include assistance with course sequencing, credit evaluation, questions about substitutions, graduate school preparation, and certificate issues. Contact information for Physics and Astronomy Faculty Advisors can be found here.



MPA Advisors will be seeing students both remotely and in person.  As usual, you can reach us by email, and we can answer many of your questions this way. If an appointment is preferred and Zoom does not work for you, we can talk by phone. Please know that we strive to be as available to you remotely as we would be if in-person.

In general, our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 12noon and 1:00pm – 4:30pm CST.

Our virtual front desk hours via ZOOM are 8:30-11:30am, 1:00-3:00pm, 4:00-4:30pm.

You can make an appointment with your assigned Academic Advisor through Bookings. CLICK HERE to find out who your assigned advisor is. If you do not yet have an assigned advisor or your advisor is no longer working with the MPA Advising Center, another advisor will be happy to assist you. See information about requesting advising appointments below.


Advising Staff

To contact your assigned advisor, click on the email link next to your advisor’s name. Students who are not yet assigned or whose advisor is no longer working in the MPA Advising Center should send an email to to request an appointment.

Academic Advising Coordinator:

Olivia Biehle,

Senior Academic Advisor:

Jennifer McHam,

Associate Academic Advisor:

Nathaniel Sulapas,

If you have additional questions about scheduling an appointment, please send a message to


Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
MPA Advising Center
PMA 4.101
2515 Speedway
Austin, TX  78712

Phone: (512) 471-0900