Develop Materials of the Future
Our PhD program in Materials Science and Engineering focuses on advanced materials and their application across the full spectrum of technical challenges around the world.
You'll receive a broad and deep understanding of materials science and engineering, preparing you for a range of career paths, including in academia, national laboratories, industry, government or nonprofits.
We offer the PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at our Potsdam campus.
Why Earn a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering From Clarkson?
The PhD in Materials Science and Engineering is multidisciplinary in its approach and engages faculty from across the divisions of the Coulter School of Engineering and the School of Arts & Sciences. This structure infuses the materials science and engineering curriculum with diverse perspectives and emphasizes industry-shaping research.
Our PhD program creatively combines opportunities for intellectual growth with hands-on experience in engineering materials and processes. You'll be able to choose coursework tailored to your areas of research interest.
What You'll Learn
The PhD in Materials Science and Engineering program consists of 90 credit hours of coursework, seminars and project work.
This MSE program is designed to provide you with an in-depth, fundamental understanding of metals and alloys, polymers, ceramics, composites and advanced materials, as well as the relationships among structure, properties and processing.
Applications of advanced materials in biotechnology, electronic devices, alternative energy and the environment are at the forefront of technology development. Companies such as Corning, General Electric, IBM and GlobalFoundries, as well as the federal government and academia, seek scientists and engineers with MSE degrees to sustain their competitive edge.