The Ph.D. program in Materials Science (Electronic and Photonic Materials) is typically 36 months in length (beyond the M.S. degree) with a total of 36 to 60 credit hours plus dissertation. The program is under the supervision of the Department of Engineering Physics with specializations available in various quatum aspects of electronic and optical materials or in the chemistry of materials.
A program of study is largely determined by the areas and depth of knowledge required by the student in order to adequately carry out the research in his or her chosen specialization. Program content and length are embodied in the student's "approved program" and reflect departmental guidelines, as well as the school's doctoral degree requirements.
Degree Required: A Master’s degree in a Physical Science or Engineering
GPA Required: 3.5 (MS); 3.00 (BS)
Test Required: GRE - 156V/151Q (within the last five years)
USAF Education Codes: 4FYY, Materials Science and Engineering, General, and 4FBY, Electronic and Optical Materials
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
Civilian M.S. STEM graduates are encouraged to consult with the program chair about work-study opportunities.
Degree Type: Doctoral
Delivery Method: In-Residence