Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Graduate Study
Materials Science and Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

An applicant for admission to the Ph.D. degree program in materials science and engineering must hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree in materials science and engineering or a related field and must have a grade-point average that would indicate success in graduate study. Applicants must submit their scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test.

Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Engineering, students must meet the requirements specified by their guidance committee.

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science and Engineering, as detailed in the graduate handbook for materials science and engineering, is comprised of course work, research and selection of an advisor, a qualifying examination, formation of a guidance committee and doctoral degree program, a comprehensive examination, and successful completion of a dissertation and final oral examination in defense of the dissertation.