Top Material Science PhD Programs

Last Updated on March 9, 2023 by

Students might investigate material science if they’re interested in securing employment in a relevant industry, such as microchip manufacturing or plastics research. Programs in this subject might also lead a student to further academic specialization as a materials engineer or researcher.

Education in the United States is mainly provided by the public sector, with control and funding coming from three levels: state, local, and federal, in that order. The common requirements to study at a higher education level in United States will include your admissions essay (also known as the statement of purpose or personal statement), transcript of records, recommendation/reference letters, language tests 

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a doctoral or post-graduate degree. PhD holders are not necessarily philosophers (unless they earned their degree in philosophy), and PhD recipients are able to engage in thought experiments, reason about problems, and solve problems in sophisticated ways. To receive a PhD a student must demonstrate original research in their chosen field of study, produce a dissertation on that research, and defend their dissertation in front of other experts.

Top Material Science PhD Programs

Ph.D. – Materials Engineering

Auburn University - College of Engineering

Auburn University – College of EngineeringAuburn, USA

Graduate study in materials engineering provides opportunities for students to acquire highly advanced knowledge in materials science or engineering through a combination of r … +Featured PhDFull-time6 – 10 yearsEnglishCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Technologies and Materials

Technical University of Liberec

Technical University of LiberecLiberec, Czech Republic

The doctoral study programme is focused on independent scientific and research projects in the field of engineering technology. Its aim is to produce highly-educated and creat … +Featured PhDFull-timePart-time4 yearsEnglishCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Photonics

Max Planck School of Photonics

Max Planck School of PhotonicsMunich, Germany +7 More

The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top-tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides a unique PhD program (as well as a combined MSc and PhD prog … +Featured PhDFull-time3 yearsEnglishOct 202201 Dec 2021Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites 

PhD in Optics and Photonics

University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics

University of Central Florida College of Optics and PhotonicsOrlando, USA

The Optics and Photonics PhD program provides the highest-quality education in optical science and engineering, allowing students to conduct scholarly, fundamental, and applie … +Featured PhDFull-time3 yearsEnglishAug 2022Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Material Science and Engineering

UAEU United Arab Emirates University

UAEU United Arab Emirates UniversityAl Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Ph.D. program in Material Science and Engineering is designed to give students a broad and deep understanding of materials science and engineering so that they will have l … +Featured PhDFull-timePart-time4 yearsEnglishAug 202231 Dec 2021Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Engineering Technologies and Materials

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for University of West Bohemia

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for University of West BohemiaPilsen, Czech Republic

Graduates from the follow-up master’s degree program may be admitted to study on a doctoral degree program in materials, technology, quality, or metrology. This study is the t … +Featured PhDFull-time4 yearsEnglish, CzechOnline & Campus CombinedCampusOnline Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Structural Materials Engineering

Atlântica - Instituto Universitário

Atlântica – Instituto UniversitárioBarcarena, Portugal

The 3rd cycle in Structural Materials Engineering aims to provide, through a scientific and practical research approach, solid, advanced, and updated training in order to crea … +Featured PhDFull-time3 yearsPortuguese, EnglishOct 2021Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

Tomas Bata University

Tomas Bata UniversityZlin, Czech Republic

The interdisciplinary study course Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials focus on the study of the chemical or physical preparation of materials and their physical, chemical, … +Featured PhDFull-timePart-time4 yearsEnglishCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials

Brno University of Technology

Brno University of TechnologyBrno, Czech Republic

The aim of the study is to raise experts in the field of materials engineering and engineering technologies with the emphasis on chemical processes and material properties.Featured PhDFull-timePart-time4 yearsEnglishSep 202230 Apr 2022Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Ph.D. in Surface Engineering

University of Pardubice

University of PardubicePardubice, Czech Republic

This interdisciplinary program covers the chemistry and technology of materials and surfaces, together with applied coatings and layers. Students will become skilled in the su … +Featured PhDFull-time4 yearsEnglishCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Ph.D. in Coatings & Polymeric Materials

North Dakota State University - Graduate School

North Dakota State University – Graduate SchoolFargo, USA

The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research br … +Featured PhDFull-time3 – 5 yearsEnglishAug 202215 Apr 2022Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Ph.D. in Physics, Earth and Materials Sciences

University of Camerino the international School of Advanced Studies

University of Camerino the international School of Advanced StudiesCamerino, Italy

Area: Physics, Earth and Materials SciencesFeatured PhDFull-time3 yearsEnglish, ItalianCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

PhD in Physics

Lehigh University

Lehigh UniversityBethlehem, USA

The department offers an M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics, with specializations in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, biophysics & soft condensed matter, computational … +Featured PhDFull-time5 yearsEnglishSep 202201 Jan 2022Campus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas at DallasRichardson, USA

The Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering program prepares individuals to perform original, cutting-edge research in areas including nanostructured materials, advanced se … +Featured PhDFull-time4 yearsEnglishCampus Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More

Ph.D. school in Materials Science

University of Parma

University of ParmaParma, Italy

The Ph.D. School in Science and Technology of Materials (STM) aims to provide to MS graduates in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering the skills needed to ca … +Featured PhDFull-time3 yearsItalianOct 2021Online & Campus CombinedCampusOnline Add to comparison Add to favorites Read More