Materials Science and Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Group I - Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Required Courses21
Select from the following:
Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials
Diffusion and Kinetics
Composite Materials
Advanced Materials Characterization
Advanced Ceramics Processing
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for Masters Students
Diffraction in Materials
Diffraction in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for PhD Students
Hours Subtotal21
Dissertation and Other Requirements
Combination of Dissertation and Electives to total 69 hours:69
Electives
Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science
Electrical and Optical Properties of Ceramics
Advanced Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Batteries and Supercapacitors for Energy Storage
Crystal Physics and Materials Properties
Applied Innovation I
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Chemical Engineering
CHE 5413
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanics of Advanced Composites for Structural Design
Modern Materials
Thesis Research
MSE 6000 ( Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal69
Total Hours90

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Group II - Beyond the Master's Degree from Outside OSU)

Required Courses21
Select from the following:
Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials
Diffusion and Kinetics
Composite Materials
Advanced Materials Characterization
Advanced Ceramics Processing
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for Masters Students
Diffraction in Materials
Diffraction in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for PhD Students
Hours Subtotal21
Electives
Select 9 hours of the following: 19
Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science
Electrical and Optical Properties of Ceramics
Advanced Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Batteries and Supercapacitors for Energy Storage
Crystal Physics and Materials Properties
Applied Innovation I
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Chemical Engineering
CHE 5413
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanics of Advanced Composites for Structural Design
Modern Materials
Hours Subtotal9
Thesis Research
MSE 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)30
Hours Subtotal30
Total Hours60

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Group III - Beyond the Master's Degree from OSU)

Required Courses21
Select from the following:
Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials
Diffusion and Kinetics
Composite Materials
Advanced Materials Characterization
Advanced Ceramics Processing
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for Masters Students
Diffraction in Materials
Diffraction in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Phase Transformations in Materials
Materials Science and Engineering Seminar for PhD Students
Hours Subtotal21
Electives and Dissertation
Combination of electives and dissertation to equal 39 hours:39
Electives
Select a minimum of 12 hours (max of 24) from the following: 1
Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science
Electrical and Optical Properties of Ceramics
Advanced Composites Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Batteries and Supercapacitors for Energy Storage
Crystal Physics and Materials Properties
Applied Innovation I
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Chemical Engineering
CHE 5413
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanics of Advanced Composites for Structural Design
Modern Materials
Thesis Research
MSE 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal39
Total Hours60

 Additional Materials Science and Engineering, PhD, Requirements

  • Upon approval by the committee, students may choose other appropriate elective courses from engineering, physics and chemistry departments.
  • Requirement for taking the “Required” courses for Group III Ph.D. students will be waived if they have taken that course while doing their M.S. degree at OSU. The same course however, cannot be counted towards fulfilling the credit hour requirements for two degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) at OSU. The student will be required to fulfill the remaining coursework credit hour requirement for the Ph.D. degree by taking “Elective” courses.
  • Students entering the Ph.D. program without an undergraduate/graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related degree will be required to complete the ENSC 3313 Materials Science (undergraduate course) with an “A” grade or better in their first year at OSU. This will not be counted towards their degree requirements.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval