Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering Doctoral Degree Program

The Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are among the seven departments and programs at Notre Dame that offer the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering doctoral degree. Incoming students who are interested in the program should follow the department’s admissions process, with details available at To successfully complete the Materials Science and Engineering degree, students will be required to complete nine hours of materials science courses and a materials science-focused doctoral thesis, in addition to the departmental degree requirements. Students who successfully complete this programming will earn, for example, a “Physics: Materials Science and Engineering" degree.

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