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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering Major, PhD


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After one year in residence and with the approval of the faculty, a student may proceed directly to the doctoral program without completion of a master’s degree.

Requirements
Departmental requirements for completion of the doctoral degree are as follows.

  • Satisfactory performance on the applicable comprehensive examination. 
  • Active participation in graduate seminars conducted by the department. 
  • For students proceeding directly to the PhD from the baccalaureate degree, a minimum of 72 graduate hours is required. These hours must include 42 graduate course hours with at least 6 hours of 600-level courses and 30 hours of dissertation. Six hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. At least 24 hours must be courses taught in the department. The materials science and engineering major must include the courses required for the master’s program. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. 
  • For students having a thesis-based master’s degree from UT in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering or a master’s degree from another university in materials science and engineering, polymer engineering, or metallurgical engineering, a minimum of 48 graduate hours is required. These hours must include 18 hours of graduate course work with at least 6 hours of 600-level courses and 30 hours of dissertation. Three hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. At least 12 hours must be courses in the department. 
  • For students having a non-thesis master’s degree from UT in materials science and engineering or polymer engineering, a minimum of 48 graduate hours is required. These must include 15 hours of graduate course work with at least 6 hours of 600-level courses and 33 hours of dissertation. For students in the nanomaterials concentration at least 12 hours of course work must be from the approved nanomaterials specialization list. Three hours of MSE 503  may be counted toward degree requirements. At least 12 hours must be courses in the department.

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