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Materials Science and Engineering 

University of Arizona

Ph.D. On Campus
54 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering program from University of Arizona designed to provide advanced study in the fields of materials properties, materials structures, and materials processing. 

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In the Materials Science and Engineering program from University of Arizona , emphasis is placed on metals, alloys, electronic and optical materials, ceramics, composites and biomaterials. Courses and research are provided in extraction, thermodynamics, kinetics, transport, microstructural characterization, physical properties, processing, and application.

Materials Science & Engineering

The science and engineering of materials hold the key to advances in many critical areas of high technology - from integrated circuits and chip carriers to turbine engines and optical waveguides. As a result, the field of Materials Science and Engineering abounds with scientific challenges critical to a broad variety of applications. Exciting times are ahead and MSE is poised to initiate new thrusts in optical materials, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and computational modeling of materials.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona has attracted a wide group of world class individuals to its faculty and has developed a pioneering and wide-ranging curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Funding from the state, federal government and industry has provided modern facilities and supported research of ever expanding scope and magnitude.  We conduct research at both the campus setting and at our off-campus research facility, the Arizona Materials Laboratory (AML).

The department has exciting research programs in areas as diverse as high-tech ceramics, non-linear optical materials, sol-gel and biomimetic processing, and polymers in electronic packaging. It has a long tradition of excellence in extractive and physical metallurgy; the movement toward high-tech materials has not been made at the expense of this excellence, but rather as a complement to it.

Programme Structure

36 units of work in the major subject (MSE).  These units must include: 

  • 18 units of  regularly scheduled  classes.  This coursework shall include - MSE 510 - Thermodynamics, MSE  572 - Kinetics,  and at least 9  units of 500 level courses in the Department.   
  • 18 units of  non-graded work (including research, independent study or regularly scheduled graduate-level courses). 
  • Of these 18 non-graded units, the student must enroll in Colloquium, MSE 595a, during each Fall and Spring semester throughout their doctoral program of study. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 54 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Minimum GPA  3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.
  • In-State

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.


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Materials Science and Engineering
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