Materials Science and Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. must complete 45 credits of core and specialized coursework and a dissertation based on original research. After the completion of the second semester of coursework, the student will take the Ph.D. qualifying examination. 

Advance to Candidacy: Students must complete the four core courses listed below with a minimum of 2 grades of A- or higher and 2 grades of B- or higher. In addition, students must successfully complete a qualifying exam.

Post-Candidacy: Students must complete at least 18 credits of ENMA899 Doctoral Dissertation Research as well as defend and submit an original dissertation. 

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
ENMA650Nanometer Structure of Materials3
ENMA660Thermodynamics in Materials Science3
ENMA661Kinetics of Reactions in Materials3
ENMA671Defects in Materials3
or ENMA620 Polymer Physics
ENMA688Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering3
Remainder of coursework12
Dissertation Research Requirements
ENMA899Doctoral Dissertation Research18
Total Credits45