Ph.D. Materials Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Materials Engineering

The doctoral program requires students to pass qualifying oral examinations prior to taking comprehensive examinations. The program is arranged on an individual basis and consists of at least 60 credit hours. A Ph.D. student's schedule usually consists of at least one academic year of coursework and one year of research beyond the master's level. Students admitted to the doctoral program are required to take a general comprehensive examination within two years after entering the program. The doctoral degree can be completed within three to four years following the bachelor's degree.

Materials Engineering Program Requirements:

  • In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, all students who intend to graduate with a Ph.D. must present a seminar in the Graduate Seminar Series course.
  • Students intending to graduate with a Ph.D. must submit their written thesis to their major advisor no less than 10 working days before their thesis or dissertation defense.
To express an interest in the Materials Engineering on-campus graduate program, please send an email to Dr. Z.Y. Cheng (chengzh @

Questions about admissions requirements should be directed to the Auburn University Graduate School:

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016