The doctoral degree in Material Science and Engineering is designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving scientific and technological environment. We offer fundamental, traditional core courses coupled with specializations in a particular advanced field of interest.

Major Areas of Specialization:

  • Ceramics
  • Electronic Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Nanotechnology
  • Polymer science and biomaterials

Admission Requirements

You must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.

Degree Requirements

The Doctorate program consists of 78 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree (or 48 credits beyond a master’s degree), of which at least 54 credit hours correspond to course work and 24 credits to dissertation. PhD students must take a qualifying exam, a graduate seminar, a comprehensive candidacy examination, and successfully submit and defend a dissertation. A minimum 18 credit hours of residency must be completed within a 12-month period.

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