Materials Science and Engineering - DOCTORATE (Ph.D.)
The Ph.D. program in Materials Science and Engineering is designed to provide the most advanced understanding of materials science and engineering and relevant skills. The interdisciplinary nature of the program enables students to pursue research opportunities in diverse areas and a successful career in a broad range of advanced industries or academia as a leader.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Candidates for a Ph.D. degree will gain mastery of advanced knowledge on properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, composite materials, or electronic materials, as well as a number of other areas. As the program is broadly interdisciplinary, actively involving faculty in both the College of Science and the College of Engineering, students can pursue diverse areas of expertise and enjoy a broad spectrum of career paths with:
- 4 core courses for fundamental knowledge on MSE principles
- 4 electives for chosen area of expertise and career path
- Extensive research in the chosen area
- Admissions requirements
- Degree curriculum (scroll down to course list)
- Degree information in the University Catalog
- Faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- Research in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- University and national lab faculty specialized in materials
- Materials engineer and scientist in research facilities and materials related industries
- Process, R&D, and characterization engineers in industries including microelectronics, aerospace, oil and gas, chemicals, renewable energy, and biomaterials
- Materials characterization specialist, materials analysis and selection
- Manufacturing systems engineer
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- Master’s degree in engineering or physical science is required for admission
- 24 credit hours course work (8 courses) and 9 credit hours dissertation
B.S. to Ph.D.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science is required for admission
- 30 credit hours regular courses (10 courses) and 9 credit hours dissertation
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