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Materials Chemistry, Ph.D.

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University rank #39 (QS) , NY,
In today’s complex industrial world, the strict divisions between chemistry, biology, and engineering no longer hold. Now more than ever, we need scientists who can navigate easily across these boundaries.


With this in mind, the PhD in Materials Chemistry program cultivates an interdisciplinary exchange between students and faculty. Together you collaborate on the latest in cutting-edge research — from the synthesis of polymeric materials to properties of synthetic and biological macromolecules. Our faculty specializes in the integration of biotechnology to create catalysts, sensors, and macromolecules for a variety of uses.

As a materials chemistry student, you’ll examine how combinations of molecules and materials result in different properties. You’ll see how this knowledge leads to the synthesis of new materials, with applications in superconductors, artificial organs, and other devices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

To obtain a PhD in Materials Chemistry at the School of Engineering, you must complete 75 credits as described below.

Of those 75 credits required, at least 45 credits must be taken at the School of Engineering, including a minimum of 24 credits of dissertation research. If the courses transferred from another institution do not include all 4 core courses, the missing core courses must be taken at the School of Engineering. The remaining courses to satisfy the doctoral degree are selected in consultation with your adviser.

You must have an overall B average in the core courses, as well as in the core and elective courses (excluding seminar, chemical literature, and thesis).

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

The Office of Graduate Admissions requires all applicants to complete the online application and does not accept paper-based applications. If you have any issues with submitting an application via the online application system, please contact our office. The application must be completed and electronically submitted on or before the posted deadline for the term of entry.

The application fee is $75 and is payable in the online system by major credit card. If you are having problems submitting your payment via Credit Card, please contact the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management and Admissions.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1798 USD/credit
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  • National

    1798 USD/credit
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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