Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses, electronics: all are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists solving vital problems and advancing technology. Where will you make your contribution?
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science and Engineering. The degree requirements for the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program are below.
12 credit hours of core courses
24 credit hours of electives
2 credit hours of a seminar course in materials science and engineering
10 to 22 credit hours of individual research
9 to 12 credit hours of dissertation
You’ll learn all aspects of modern materials and their characterization including metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic and optical materials.
You’ll have many opportunities to develop highly marketable skills in areas such as:
Modeling and simulations
Impact the future
The College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering work on innovative, futuristic ideas from the development of stealth, unmanned vehicles to compostable plastic packaging and new energy-efficient lighting materials.
With small class sizes, you’ll work closely with nationally recognized faculty members on research projects to solve complex problems, many of which lead to exciting internship opportunities.
Outstanding research opportunities
The department has several labs and groups including:
Advanced Metallic Materials Laboratory
Center for Friction Stir Welding
Computational Materials Modeling Group
Functional Glasses and Materials Modeling Laboratory
Laboratory for Electronic Materials and Devices
Laboratory for Moving Mechanical Assemblies
Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials
Materials Synthesis and Processing Laboratory
Optoelectronics and Thin Film Materials Laboratory
Polymer Mechanical and Rheological Laboratory
UNT Materials Research Facility
Our faculty members are well-known for their expertise, spirit of innovation and emphasis on university/industry collaboration. Their research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the MITRE Corp. and local industries, among others.
To be eligible for admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. program, students should meet the following requirements.
Minimum 3.5 GPA in previous university coursework.
GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 160 or higher on the Quantitative section, 150 or higher on the Verbal section, and 3.5 on analytical writing.
Most international applicants need to provide proof of English proficiency: TOEFL 83+ or IELTS 7.0+.
Three letters of recommendation.
Statement of purpose.