Ph.D. On Campus

Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization

Texas State University

765 USD/credit 42075 USD/full
765 USD/credit 42075 USD/full
357 USD/credit 19635 USD/full
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Students of the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization program from Texas State University gain valuable experience that prepares them for real-world success. Texas State University has made materials science and engineering research, education, and commercialization a priority.


Program Mission

The Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization program from Texas State University is an integrated effort leveraging opportunities in the university’s biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, engineering, engineering technology, and business school programs.

The MSEC program’s goal is to train graduate scientists and engineers to perform interdisciplinary research while equipping them to emerge as effective entrepreneurial leaders in the advancement of 21st-century global discovery and innovation.

MSEC Ph.D. students conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities with exceptionally qualified faculty. Their research attracts significant external funding and is producing innovative commercial endeavors in civilian, defense, and security applications.

Career Options

While some MSEC graduates have continued to post-doctoral fellowships in academia, most graduates predominantly move to private sector science and technology positions. Several have started their own businesses based on technology they developed while studying at Texas State.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Commercialization Forum (Taken 4 times)
  • MSEC Seminar (Taken 4 times)
  • Practical Skills in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Skills in Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamental Materials Science and Engineering
  • Advanced Materials Science and Engineering Concepts

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Start dates & application deadlines


55 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, physics, technology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university. Read additional information about background course work.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all completed graduate course work
  • official GRE (general test only) scores not required unless your master's degree was earned from an institution outside the U.S. Read additional information below.
  • interviews (conducted via phone, internet, or face-to-face) with core doctoral faculty 
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose 
  • three letters of recommendation evaluating your skill and potential to be successful in the MSEC Ph.D. program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42075 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • National

    42075 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit
  • In-State

    19635 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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