Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering
NOTICE: We are no longer accepting new students to the Materials Science & Engineering Program.
Advanced Materials Science
Gain the advanced knowledge you need to address some of today’s most complicated industry problems in materials science and engineering. This program offers a mix of theoretical study and practical experiments in a variety of areas and allows you to contribute to current research with faculty of diverse expertise.
Areas of Emphasis
- Nuclear materials
- Metallurgical engineering
- Electrochemistry, corrosion and material degradation
- Multiscale materials modeling
- Polymers and soft matter systems
- Additive manufacturing
- Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
- Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
- 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- International Competition Teams - Chemical engineering student teams frequently place top three in international design competitions.
- $2.6 Million in DOE Nuclear Funding - Awarded from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) for projects aimed at making nuclear reactors safer and capable of producing synthetic fuels and other beneficial byproducts. Partners include the Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.