Materials Science and Engineering, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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
Independent Study in Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science 2
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
Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Advanced Materials Processing 2
Applied Innovation I
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Fatigue and Fracture
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Thermodynamics and Thermostatistics of Materials
Thermodynamics and Thermostatistics of Materials
Modern Materials
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
The following graduate courses related MS&E currently offered in various departments at OSU are also available to satisfy degree requirements. MSE program approval will be required for registration
Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Solid State Chemistry
Analytical Spectroscopy
Quantum Chemistry I
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Physics
Quantum Mechanics I
Solid State Physics I
Solid State Physics II
Problems in Chemical Physics
Semiconductors I
Quantum Mechanics II
Biological/ Health Science
Molcular And Cellular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Photonics III: Microscopy I
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Photonics III: Microscopy II
Photonics III: Microscopy III and Image Processing
Photonics IV: Semiconductor Synthesis and Devices III
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Tribology
Micro Flows
Continuum Mechanics
Advanced Thermal Energy Systems Analysis
Microstructural Mechanics
Surface Mechanics
Research
Doctoral Dissertation
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
Independent Study in Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science 2
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 2
Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Advanced Materials Processing 2
Applied Innovation I
Special Topics in Entrepreneurship
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Fatigue and Fracture
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
The following related MS&E graduate courses currently offered in various departments at OSU are also available to satisfy degree requirements. MSE program approval will be required for registration
Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
Solid State Chemistry
Analytical Spectroscopy
Quantum Chemistry I
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Physics
Quantum Mechanics I
Solid State Physics I
Solid State Physics II
Problems in Chemical Physics
Semiconductors I
Quantum Mechanics II
Biological/ Health Science
Molcular And Cellular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Thesis Research
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Photonics III: Microscopy I
Photonics III: Microscopy II
Photonics III: Microscopy III and Image Processing
Photonics IV: Semiconductor Synthesis and Devices III
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Tribology
Micro Flows
Continuum Mechanics
Advanced Thermal Energy Systems Analysis
Microstructural Mechanics
Surface Mechanics
Hours Subtotal9
Research
MSE 6000Doctoral Dissertation30
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
Independent Study in Materials Science and Engineering
Smart Materials
Biomedical Materials
Tissue Engineering
Fundamentals of Materials Science 2
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
Organic Electronic Materials and Devices
Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
Advanced Materials Processing 2
Additive Manufacturing: Materials, Methods and Applications
Fatigue and Fracture
Corrosion Engineering
Corrosion Engineering
Thermodynamics and Thermostatistics of Materials
Modern Materials
Microelectronic Fabrication
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
The following related MS&E graduate courses currently offered in various departments at OSU are also available to satisfy degree requirements. MSE program approval will be required for registration
Chemistry
Polymer Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
Solid State Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry I
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Spectroscopy
Physics
Quantum Mechanics I
Solid State Physics I
Solid State Physics II
Problems in Chemical Physics
Semiconductors I
Quantum Mechanics II
Hours Subtotal39
Biological/ Health Science
Molcular And Cellular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
Advanced Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Photonics III: Microscopy I
Advanced Microelectronic Fabrication
Photonics III: Microscopy II
Photonics III: Microscopy III and Image Processing
Photonics IV: Semiconductor Synthesis and Devices III
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Tribology
Micro Flows
Continuum Mechanics
Advanced Thermal Energy Systems Analysis
Microstructural Mechanics
Surface Mechanics
Research
Doctoral Dissertation
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.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.