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35 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 British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

The department has a strong research record, and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with industrial relevance and interaction. The department off ... +

The department has a strong research record, and is particularly proud of its mix of fundamental research coupled with industrial relevance and interaction. The department offers opportunities for study in the fields of casting and solidification of metals, ceramic processes and properties, corrosion, composite material processing and properties, hydrometallurgy and electrorefining, physical metallurgy, pyrometallurgy, remelting processes, thermomechanical processing, and environmental processing. -
PhD
Full-time
36 - 48 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
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 2021
Campus
 
Technical University of Liberec
Liberec, Czech Republic

Graduates of this Ph.D. program are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills an ... +

Graduates of this Ph.D. program are provided with deep knowledge in their specialization, which enables creative and scientific work. They will develop communicative skills and they can clearly express their ideas and opinions. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Advanced Materials are concerned with the structure and properties of materials which are enablers for technological innovation in biomedical devices, new energy, sustainable ... +

Advanced Materials are concerned with the structure and properties of materials which are enablers for technological innovation in biomedical devices, new energy, sustainable environment and new transportation. New materials developments have led to recent breakthroughs in “metamaterials”, nanotechnology and biomimetics, etc. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Max Planck School of Photonics
Erlangen, Germany +2 More

During the research phase, students focus on scientific research for their Ph.D. project which is conducted within a research group led and supervised by an MPSP-Fellow. Stude ... +

During the research phase, students focus on scientific research for their Ph.D. project which is conducted within a research group led and supervised by an MPSP-Fellow. Students are also assigned a co-supervisor, ideally located at another university. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 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
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Georgia - College of Engineering
Athens, USA

Many new technology developments involve new materials with different properties that would be considered "typical." This program provides the student with insight into method ... +

Many new technology developments involve new materials with different properties that would be considered "typical." This program provides the student with insight into methods for analyzing new materials and systems, and how they can be used to solve new and pressing issues. -
PhD
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of North Texas College of Engineering
Denton, USA

Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses, electronics: all are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists solving vital problems and adva ... +

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. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic

The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties.

The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
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 2021
15 Apr 2021
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice, Czech Republic

Graduates are able to evaluate and discuss current information from various sources using critical thinking, are able to share information with other members of the worldwide ... +

Graduates are able to evaluate and discuss current information from various sources using critical thinking, are able to share information with other members of the worldwide professional community, develop new inorganic materials, and introduce new materials in industrial production. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
4 years
English
Sep 2021
30 Apr 2021
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 2021
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
Aug 2021
15 Apr 2021
Campus
 
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, USA

The department offers an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics, with specializations in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics & soft condensed matter, computational ... +

The department offers an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics, with specializations in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics & soft condensed matter, computational physics, condensed matter, nonlinear optics and photonics, particle physics, string theory, and statistical physics. -
PhD
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 

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