Doctoral Program

Deepen your understanding of materials in a graduate program that bridges academic disciplines

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary doctoral program. Students apply to the program through one of the following departments or programs:  

Students will follow the admitting department's or program's existing process and timeline for recruiting and admissions. In addition to departmental or program degree requirements, students must also complete:

Students who successfully complete both department/program and Materials Science and Engineering requirements will earn a Materials Science and Engineering PhD in their discipline. For example, a Physics student would earn the "Physics: Materials Science and Engineering" doctoral degree.

Competitive, one-year fellowships are available for Materials Science and Engineering students.

Thesis Review and Approval

Student applicants will submit a thesis proposal to the Steering Committee in conjunction with his/her advisor.  The Steering Committee will review the proposal and determine the suitability of the thesis for receiving the Materials Science and Engineering degree.

Materials Science and Engineering Handbook

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