Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- Ph.D. in Engineering with a specialization in Materials Engineering
AreasAreas of Study
- Experimental and Computational Aspects of Materials Synthesis, Processing, Characterization, and Simulation
- Nanomaterials, Coatings, Fibers, and Novel Materials
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Materials Engineering in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE (International applicants only)
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- Statement of goals and objectives
- Three recommendation letters
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Materials Engineering
|For Financial Consideration||Fall: February 15 Spring: October 15 Summer: February 15|
|Otherwise||Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.|
Materials engineering involves the investigation and application of the fundamental physics, chemistry, and engineering of materials in order to create, develop, and use materials with superior and new properties for manufacturing processes and engineering design. The discovery, research, development, and applications of materials are major reasons behind the adoption, widespread availability, cost reduction, innovations, and improvements in medical, transportation, communications, security, home, and entertainment technologies. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, students and faculty from four departments (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, and Mechanical Engineering) work individually and in collaboration in the field of materials engineering.
The objectives in materials engineering are (1) to involve students in research and creative activity in new aspects and applications of materials engineering, (2) to prepare students for careers in the research, development, and applications of new and advanced materials, and (3) to provide students with a foundation for work in industry, commerce, national and corporate laboratories, and academia.
Students have access to many experimental and computational research laboratories and facilities in the four departments and in the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience.
Faculty and research
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