Ph.D. Program Director
Dr. Jennifer Irvin
Centennial, Room 346
RFM, Room 3205
With a focus on applied research, industrial outreach and entrepreneurial training, Texas State is uniquely positioned in the region to offer this combination of skills, providing education with relevance with the materials science, engineering, and commercialization (MSEC) degree. Students gain valuable experience that prepares them for real-world success.
|Degree||Course Work||Dissertation||Total Hours|
|Ph.D.||37 hours||18 hours||55 hours|
The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.
Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.
Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).
Transcripts & GPA
If your master's degree was earned from an institution outside the U.S., official GRE scores are required. Read additional information below.
Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.
Documents & Other Requirements
Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.
TOEFL or IELTS Scores
Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:
This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.
Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.
Degree and GRE Requirement
If your master's degree was earned from an institution outside the U.S., official GRE scores with a preferred minimum of 304 (verbal and quantitative sections combined) will be required. Our office will notify you via email should this situation occur.
Background Course Work
You will be required to take leveling courses if you lack sufficient background course work. Any required leveling course work must be completed with grades of B or better prior to admission.
If you are applying for a doctoral teaching assistantship, please submit all of your application materials by March 1.