Degree Requirements Ph.D.
Below is the summary of requirements for graduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.
|Requirements||Entering with approved M.S. degree||Entering with approved B.S. degree*|
|Total Credit for the Degree||64||96|
|Thesis Research - MSE 599||44||52|
|One of CHEM 544, MSE 500, PHS 504 with a grade of B or higher||4||4|
|MSE 492 (credit does not apply toward the degree)||0||0|
|Advisor group meetings (MSE 590) and area seminars (MSE 529, MSE 559) (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)||0-4||0-8|
|Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap):|
|MSE course work hours||10||20|
|500-level credit hours applied toward the degree (excluding 599)||10||24|
|MSE 595 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester in the first two years of residence. A maximum of 2 hours (if entering with an M. S. degree) or 4 hours (if entering with a B. S. degree) may be applied toward the degree.|
|MSE 529 or MSE 559 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester. A maximum of 4 hours (if entering with an M. S. degree) or 8 hours (if entering with a B. S. degree) may be applied toward the degree.|
|The minimum program GPA is 3.0.|
|The completed master's thesis must be approved by the advisor and the department head.
Thesis Deposit Guidelines
|Ph.D. exam and dissertation requirements:
Final exam or dissertation defense
|Completion of MatSE Exit Form and Exit Interview (Department Head). This is required with thesis deposit.|