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40 PhD Programs in Materials Science

A PhD can build upon the fundamentals learned in previous degree studies to help students enhance their skills in research and develop an expertise in the field. Programs typically last three to four years. This type of degree can help students learn how to become flexible and adaptable in their future careers. What is a PhD in Materials Science? This degree can teach students how to be creative a… Read more

A PhD can build upon the fundamentals learned in previous degree studies to help students enhance their skills in research and develop an expertise in the field. Programs typically last three to four years. This type of degree can help students learn how to become flexible and adaptable in their future careers.

What is a PhD in Materials Science? This degree can teach students how to be creative and solve problems in the world of material science and engineering. Students can study the chemical structures of different materials and apply their expertise in industries that are looking for innovations and solutions. Using the chemistry and makeup of different material properties, students may be able to experiment with different structures to develop materials into products. Many programs teach them how to use specialized design software and offer opportunities for work in industrial or research laboratories.

Students earning this advanced degree can learn to apply their expertise and a number of aptitudes that can be useful in their professional and personal lives. This includes analytical, communication, and creative problem-solving skills.

The cost of a PhD depends on the duration of study and the university’s tuition and fees. Students sometimes receive grants and other funding to help pay for their degree. To discover a program that fits their needs, prospective students should contact different universities.

Graduates enter a competitive workforce where there is strong demand for their knowledge. The types of jobs available include working as researchers, materials scientists, metallurgists, analysts and research and development experts. A degree in materials science can be applied across different industries such as aircraft mechanics, medical technology or environmental applications. Careers can be found in both public and private sectors.

A PhD in Materials Science is offered at educational institutions worldwide. Students who prefer to study remotely are encouraged to check the different online options available. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics
Orlando, USA

The Optics and Photonics PhD program provides the highest-quality education in optical science and engineering, allowing students to conduct scholarly, fundamental, and applie ... +

The Optics and Photonics PhD program provides the highest-quality education in optical science and engineering, allowing students to conduct scholarly, fundamental, and applied research, while aiding in the development of Florida’s and the nation’s technology-based industries. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Max Planck School of Photonics
Munich, Germany +7 More

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top-tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides a unique PhD program (as well as a combined MSc and PhD prog ... +

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top-tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides a unique PhD program (as well as a combined MSc and PhD program) in Photonics for excellent graduates from all over the world. We are not a single university, but a network of 17 top universities and research institutions across Germany. Therefore, we combine the knowledge of the best researchers and offer our students a unique graduate school experience: • Full funding and no tuition fees • Excellent teaching and research facilities • Outstanding network of world-renowned Fellows • Additional curriculum bundling the knowledge of our Fellows and preparing you for your career • Very good connections to industry After completing our "study phase" or if you apply with a qualifying MSc degree you can start your PhD research project. In the 3-year "research phase" you conduct your doctoral project in photonics under the supervision of our MPSP Fellows at one of our 17 research institutions. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2022
01 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Technical University of Liberec
Liberec, Czech Republic

The doctoral study programme is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creat ... +

The doctoral study programme is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creative graduates capable of taking part in scientific, research and professional activities in the studied field. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 

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Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The Doctoral Program in Materials Sciences arises with the aim of providing the industrial and R & D & I sector with highly qualified professionals in this emerging an ... +

The Doctoral Program in Materials Sciences arises with the aim of providing the industrial and R & D & I sector with highly qualified professionals in this emerging and interdisciplinary area capable of solving the problems that are formulated in the new and increasingly economically important fields of electronic materials, functional materials, biomaterials and nanomaterials. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Auburn University - College of Engineering
Auburn, USA

Graduate study in materials engineering provides opportunities for students to acquire highly advanced knowledge in materials science or engineering through a combination of r ... +

Graduate study in materials engineering provides opportunities for students to acquire highly advanced knowledge in materials science or engineering through a combination of rigorous coursework, an oral exam, a dissertation, and defense of that dissertation and seminar presentations. -
PhD
Full-time
6 - 10 years
English
Campus
 
UAEU United Arab Emirates University
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering is designed to give students a broad and deep understanding of materials science and engineering so that they will have l ... +

The Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering is designed to give students a broad and deep understanding of materials science and engineering so that they will have long and fruitful careers as researchers. The interdisciplinary nature of the program is ideally suited to address this requirement. The graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering Program benefit from the unique and broad combination of faculty members and research facilities. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
31 Dec 2021
Campus
 
Óbuda University
Budapest, Hungary

The teaching and research in the Doctoral School aim at understanding the relations among the structure and the properties of the materials, and at developing new structural a ... +

The teaching and research in the Doctoral School aim at understanding the relations among the structure and the properties of the materials, and at developing new structural and functional materials, by integrating various areas of sciences. -
PhD
Full-time
8 semesters
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for University of West Bohemia
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Graduates from the follow-up master's degree program may be admitted to study on a doctoral degree program in materials, technology, quality, or metrology. This study is the t ... +

Graduates from the follow-up master's degree program may be admitted to study on a doctoral degree program in materials, technology, quality, or metrology. This study is the third, highest level of university study, is in full-time or combined form and the standard study period is 4 years. Graduates from doctoral study programs are awarded the academic title of Doctor, abbreviated to Ph.D. after their name. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English, Czech
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Atlântica - Instituto Universitário
Barcarena, Portugal

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to crea ... +

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to create highly qualified researchers in the field, able to solve problems related to practical applications of engineering in industry or to pursue a research career in this scientific field. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Portuguese, English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Tomas Bata University
Zlin, Czech Republic

The interdisciplinary study course Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials focus on the study of the chemical or physical preparation of materials and their physical, chemical, ... +

The interdisciplinary study course Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials focus on the study of the chemical or physical preparation of materials and their physical, chemical, and biological properties, with special emphasis on the preparation, characterization, and analysis of the properties of nanostructures, which add unique and special properties to materials. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
Fargo, USA

The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research br ... +

The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research bridges between basic and applied research in the field of polymers and coatings. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 5 years
English
Aug 2022
15 Apr 2022
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice, Czech Republic

This interdisciplinary program covers the chemistry and technology of materials and surfaces, together with applied coatings and layers. Students will become skilled in the su ... +

This interdisciplinary program covers the chemistry and technology of materials and surfaces, together with applied coatings and layers. Students will become skilled in the surface treatment of various materials, coatings, and thin films based on macromolecular, organic, inorganic substances, and composites. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic

This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics of M ... +

This programme is based on the cooperation of two universities and one research institute - Brno University of Technology, Masaryk University and the Institute of Physics of Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Sep 2022
13 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies
Camerino, Italy

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English, Italian
Campus
 
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, USA

The Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering program prepares individuals to perform original, cutting-edge research in areas including nanostructured materials, advanced se ... +

The Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering program prepares individuals to perform original, cutting-edge research in areas including nanostructured materials, advanced semiconductor materials, electronic, optical and magnetic materials, biomimetic materials, polymeric materials, M.E.M.S. materials and systems, organic electronics, theory and simulation of materials systems, and advanced processing of modern materials. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus