The interdisciplinary Program in Materials Science and Engineering provides training leading to the degree of Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Students interested in this program can have backgrounds in engineering disciplines (including: biomedical, civil, chemical, environmental, industrial, materials science, mechanical), applied mathematics, chemistry, geology, and physics. Participating faculty members hold appointments in Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Scientific Computing.
Students enroll in the Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering and the courses for the degree are taught within the participating departments. The curriculum requires core and specialization courses, plus a dissertation. The core courses are designed to give students from the various disciplines a common background in materials science.