Dec 09, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

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Requirements For The Degree:

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree requires 33 total credits (24 credit hours of course work and 9 credits of doctoral dissertation work on a research topic approved by the student’s advisor). Students already holding a Masters degree from another program or university accepted to the Ph.D. program are required to complete 9 credits of doctoral dissertation and will have their previous coursework evaluated by the faculty to determine if additional courses are required. All students must pass a qualifying examination, a data defense, and a defense. The dissertation must be of publishable quality as judged by the materials faculty.

All graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade-point index of 3.0.

Part-time graduate education is available through the Engineering Outreach Program.


*Any beyond the two chosen can count as technical electives.

Technical Electives:

These can be any graduate level (600-800 level) courses from any of the Departments in the College of Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics. Please discuss with your advisor.

Other Requirements:

  • Pass their Ph.D. Qualifying Exam
  • Data Defense
  • Defense

Credits to Total a Minimum of 33

Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year

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