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Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry participates in several interdisciplinary programs which include special chemistry tracks leading to the PhD.

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UT Arlington offers a very strong graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering leading to Master's and PhD degrees. The present program fully accesses all of the Materials Science capabilities on campus, including those of related research centers that have gained national and international recognition.

Our program allows students who complete the core Materials Science and Engineering requirements to carry out independent research and to develop a professional level background in a number of scientific and engineering disciplines. The core courses provide the underlying scientific fundamentals upon which the discipline of materials science is based. These courses are augmented by elective offerings from the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, as well as Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical, and Aerospace Engineering. Students gain expertise in scientific research by designing original research projects, carrying out experiments to completion, explaining their results, and publishing their findings.

The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum and research efforts are structured to give our students a broad-based education in a variety of fields including physical and mechanical metallurgy, materials characterization, electronic materials (including conductors and superconductors), ceramics, biomaterials, polymers (electrically conductive and conventional), polymeric-matrix composites and metal-matrix composites, as well as advanced materials. The University of Texas at Arlington holds tremendous potential for our graduates and has excellent relationships with local industries such as Texas Instruments, Loral, Bell Helicopter, Textron, National Semiconductor, Surgikos, ITW and Lockheed Fort Worth.

MS and PhD in Environmental and Earth Sciences

Interest in the environment is an ever-widening field. A cross-disciplinary graduate program leads to MS and PhD degrees specializing in understanding and resolving complex environmental problems. The Department joins the Departments of Biology, Civil Engineering, Geology and the School of Urban and Public Affairs in an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to develop the diverse background needed for resolving environmental problems. The program offers to students who have earned science or engineering undergraduate degrees a common ground for interdisciplinary communication and competence. For additional information contact Professor James P. Grover with the Biology Department.