The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Materials Engineering

Supported Degree Objectives

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • MS in Material Science Engineering (MSMSE)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Statement of Purpose
    • Please indicate your desired research directions and all relevant faculty that you would be interested in. If you have no preference, or only a field preference, please state so.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - Optional
  • Diversity Essay (Domestic Applicants Only)
    • Please include the name and address of your high school.
  • Resume
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5

Doctoral and Master's Degree Program Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Spring Summer
    December 15 October 15 December 15

Program Contact Information

Additional Information

  • Current master’s students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will not be required to submit a new application.
  • Oral English skills are very important. Final decisions on admission of non-native speakers may be contingent on a Skype interview with a member of the Graduate Committee.
  • Admission into the doctoral degree program may be either directly from an undergraduate degree or a Master's degree.
  • MS students do not normally receive financial support by the School of Materials Engineering. Students wishing to obtain an MS on the way to the Ph.D. should apply to the Ph.D. program, instead. MS seeking students funded by industry, government, or self-supported can apply.

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