Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science & Engineering in the College of Science & Mathematics (CSM) has an overarching goal to prepare creative and confident problem-solvers for careers at the forefront of materials science and manufacturing. Students that successfully complete the program will significantly enhance their marketability and earning potential and thereby impact the economic development of New Jersey and beyond. The required core courses allow students with varied backgrounds and undergraduate degrees to prosper in the program, the curriculum offers a highly flexible inter- and multidisciplinary structure, allowing students to pursue and achieve their research objectives from fundamental theoretical work to applied device development to advanced manufacturing techniques. Research areas within the program include: additive manufacturing, biomaterials, composites, electronics, energy storage, materials for information storage, nanomaterials, and polymers.



The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science & Engineering at Rowan University requires completion of 72 hours of graduate level coursework and research credits as well as the successful completion of a novel research project completed under the mentorship of a faculty advisor, from either CSM or the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering (HRCOE) and culminating in a Doctoral Dissertation. The Doctoral Dissertation should demonstrate the student's ability to effectively apply materials science and engineering principles and instrumentation to solve a contemporary materials and/or manufacturing problem.


  • 11 Courses / 72 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements URL: Yes
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 15 S.H.
  Thermodynamics of Materials 3
  Kinetics of Materials 3
  Structure, Symmetry and Properties of Materials 3
  Experimental Techniques in Materials 3
  Approved MATH or STAT course 3
Elective Courses: 15 S.H.
  Approved graduate level courses from CSM or HRCOE  
Research Credits: 42 S.H.
ENGR 01699 Doctoral Research 3

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

  • Three letters of recommendation


Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall September 1 July 1
Spring January 19 November 1
Summer May 18 April 1