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  Nov 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.


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College of Engineering

www.mse.utah.edu

801-581-6863

Minimum Degree Hours: 54

Admission Requirements

 Application Requirements

The following items must be submitted on the on-line application.  Paper copies will not be accepted.

  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts - a minimum of a 3.00 or higher undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale is required
  • Graduate Records Examination (GRE) - must be taken within the last 5 years
    • Minimum combined score of 300 on quantitative and verbal sections.
    • Minimum 3.0 score on the writing section.
  • International Students
    • 80on the TOFEL iBT
    • 550 on TOEFL pBT
    • 6.5 IELTS

For more instructions on the application process please click here.

Graduate Program

Credit Limitations

Students may not count more than 9 credit hours of nonmatriculated graduate work toward any graduate degree. Only 6 credit hours of transfer work may be counted toward any graduate degree.  Transfer work requires prior approval.  Candidates for graduate degrees are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA with no grade below a B- accepted toward degrees.

Degree Requirements
  • Complete a minimum of 54 credit hours in level 6000 (or above)
  • 12 credit hours consist of MSE core courses
  • 24 credit hours consist of MSE coursework hours
  • 4 credit hours consist of MSE Graduate Seminar
  • Minimum of 14 hours are Thesis Research credit hours

To see a sample program of study, which includes department and university requirements, please see “Sample Program of Study.”

Core Courses


 All graduate candidates are required to take the core courses and receive a B- or better grade regardless of where they received their undergraduate or Master’s degree.  The exception is for students who received the B.S. or M.S. degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah and received a B- or better in the required core courses.

Sample Program of Study


First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Third Year


Fall Semester


Spring Semester


Fourth Year


Spring Semester


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