University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Materials Science (Doctor of Philosophy)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

An accredited master's degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, engineering, mathematics, or materials science.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Successful completion of a Ph.D. comprehensive examination in Materials Science. The comprehensive examination includes the areas of quantum mechanics, solid state theory, applied mathematics, thermodynamics, and materials properties of solids.

Minimum Degree Requirements

In addition to the above, the following are required:

A minimum of seventy-five graduate credits including a minimum of twenty in dissertation research. An overall grade-point average in graduate courses of 3.25 or better. Completion of at least one three-credit course in each of the following five categories: (i) solid state theory, (ii) quantum mechanics, (iii) applied mathematics, (iv) thermodynamics and kinetics, and (v) materials properties of solids. Satisfactory completion of a Ph.D. dissertation including its defense at an oral examination.


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