Doctorate Degree (PhD)
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
|About the Doctoral Program||The Doctoral degree (PhD) requires at least 72 credit hours and a dissertation. Additional courses should be taken as appropriate for the student’s research program. There is an MSE PhD qualifying exam, a preliminary oral exam and a final oral exam.
A plan of work (POW) is to be submitted by all candidates, no later than the end of their second semester. The MMSE degree requires a chairman for the POW, but no committee members. The thesis MS and PhD degrees require a committee of faculty members and a chairman. Consult the director of graduate programs (DGP) for more details and approval of the POW.
|Course Requirements||At least 27 credit hours must come from graduate course work and the remaining credit hours from thesis research (MSE 895). The courses must include 18 credit hours of MSE 700-level graduate courses and 9 additional graduate credit hours (500 and 700 level) in MSE or other technical disciplines.|
|Residency Requirement||1 year. See also Visa and Immigration information and English proficiency requirements.|
|How to Apply||Apply to our Ph.D. program
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