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Our PhD program in materials science and engineering (MS&E) focuses on advanced materials and their application across the full spectrum of technical challenges around the world.

The objective of this program is to offer students from diverse science and engineering backgrounds the opportunity to develop special competence in one or more of the MS&E fields and to demonstrate their ability to conduct research and add to the body of knowledge in materials science or materials engineering.

You will be able to choose your coursework to provide you with the knowledge and skills tailored to your areas of interest. In addition, you will take a set of required MS&E core courses that give you the basic foundation and showcase the breadth of the MS&E discipline. As a student, you must have a dissertation project that is overseen by a Clarkson faculty advisor who may be affiliated with any of the departments in either school. Typically, faculty advisors are members of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Physics.

Curriculum

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering

Offered in both the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, the MS&E PhD program consists of 30 credit hours for successful completion. These credits are taken in coursework, seminar and project work to fulfill the PhD requirements. Students choose their coursework to provide them the knowledge and skills tailored to their areas of research interest. 

Materials Science and Engineering PhD Curriculum

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Admission

General Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate study will be granted to qualified applicants from all major fields of science and engineering. Competitive research or teaching assistantships that include a full stipend and tuition waiver are available for PhD students. Partial funding is also available through partial tuition waivers and graduate applications.

A complete application file consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact

Graduate Admissions Team
graduate@clarkson.edu
518-631-9831

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