Ph. D. Track

Students applying for the Ph.D. program are expected to meet the following requirements: 

  • A GPA of at least 3.0 or its equivalent for undergraduate study and M.S. program (if applicable) 
  • The applicant is expected to have received education and training in some aspects of materials science and engineering or a closely related STEM field 
  • The GRE is recommended but optional 
  • Every Ph.D. applicant must identify an MSE-affiliated faculty advisor (or advisors) when applying to the program. Eventual admission to the program is contingent upon a commitment from the advisor(s) to supervise the student and to support the student financially through the Ph.D. program.  
  • International students are required to satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirements as specified by the UMass Amherst Graduate School 
  • Evidence that an applicant is capable of doing outstanding graduate work in the areas encompassed by the MSE program 

Financial support

  1. The MSE program typically provides two semesters of support in the 1st year; if requested by the faculty advisor(s), this support may be deferred to a subsequent year instead 
  2. One semester of TA support could also be available for Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, depending upon programmatic needs and funds. 
  3. Additional financial support will typically be available through research assistantships from the faculty advisor(s), contingent upon the availability of funds and upon satisfactory performance in research and course work 

Deadline: Jan. 1 for admission to the Fall semester (No Spring admissions)

To Apply: Please go the Graduate School Admissions Page