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

Graduate Opportunities

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:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical Microelectronics
  • Characterization
  • Chemical Energy
  • Environmental
  • Modeling and simulations
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power

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.

Admission Requirements

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.
  • Resume.
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated May 28, 2019
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