Doctoral / PHD Programs in Metallurgical Engineering

2 universities offer graduate PHD program in Metallurgical Engineering

University of Utah logo
Ranked as:  #105 in Best National University
Tuition:  $24,695 per year
Total Cost:  $49,390 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Utah
Acceptance:  79.4%

The Doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in Metallurgical Engineering, offered through the Materials Science and Engineering Department, is an intensive research and doctoral dissertation degree. Students may directly pursue a Ph.D. degree without first earning a M.S. degree.

Degree RequirementsQualifying ExaminationSupervisory CommitteeProgram of StudyDissertation ProposalDissertation and Defense.

15 out of the 30 credits must be METE courses.

6 semesters (3 credits) of Graduate Seminar required (METE 7800).

All coursework must be completed at a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B grade average). All courses must be passed with a B or better. Students will also be required to complete the following requirements during the course of the program:.

Students are required to take 6 semesters (0.5 credit hours each semester) of METE Graduate Seminar.

Graduate Seminar I (0.5 credits) Fall Semesters.

Graduate Seminar II (0.5 credits) Spring Semesters.

If students are unable to attend the Graduate Seminar in a given semester due to an academic or work related conflict, they will be required to make up the credit through an independent study. Students will still be required to register for METE 7800, as the credit hours are required for the graduate program. The seminars or lectures must be related to the field of Metallurgical Engineering. The seminars or lectures can be on or off-campus. They may be live, or pre-recorded and viewed from various media platforms (for example, YouTube).

Students must complete at least 24 hours of Thesis Research (METE 7970, Thesis Research: Ph.D.). The candidate must also be regularly enrolled at the University and registered for at least one course during the semester in which the final oral examination (dissertation defense) is taken.

After the residency requirement has been met (two consecutive semesters of nine hours or ), graduate students who are registered for three credit hours in any one of the following classes are considered full-time status:.

Student Full-Time Part-Time Graduate 9 hours per term 5-8 hours per term.

No candidate for a graduate degree is permitted to register for than 16 credit hours in any single semester. A schedule of nine credit hours is considered a full load for doctoral degree candidates.

Credits transferred from another institution may be used for only one degree.

Nonmatriculated Credit Only nine semester hours of nonmatriculated credit, taken no than three year prior to approval, can be applied toward a graduate degree.

This can take the place of 3 METE coursework hours on the Program of Study. Independent Study can be used towards the Ph.D. degree.

Following the first academic year of the Ph.D. program, students must advance to candidacy in order to continue in the program. Advance to candidacy must occur before the Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Exam can be scheduled. Students will be evaluated on the following criteria in order to advance to candidacy:.

A student not passing the qualification exam portion of the candidacy evaluation may be required by the committee to re-take the prelim exam one time. If two failures occur the student will not be allowed to advance to candidacy.

The qualifying examination will be scheduled Spring semester. The exam will test students on their understanding and ability to apply core themes and topics in Metallurgical Engineering in the following categories.

Students should prepare by taking the core METE graduate courses and by studying individually over the year leading up to the exam. It is also suggested that students conduct mock examinations together. Students should be prepared to respond to the oral exam questions with organized, logical arguments using a whiteboard or similar device and drawing upon fundamental concepts in metallurgical engineering, especially from the core METE courses. The written portion of the exam will allow the student to consider and organize their answers. Students should also be prepared to succinctly but thoroughly explain the technique(s) and material(s) they are working with in their research projects.

During the third year of graduate study, Ph.D. students are required to complete a Program of Study. This form is not a selection of courses that satisfies the minimum requirements but will be a list of all course work and research hours proposed for the Ph.D. degree that will be approved by the Supervisory Committee. It is important that students understand that the Supervisory Committee makes the final decision for the courses that will appear on the Program of Study for the Ph.D.

The procedure to complete the Program of Study form and get it approved is as follows:.

All course work must be completed in the first two years of graduate study.

After advancing to candidacy, but before the end of the third year (6th semester) in the program, students must complete the written and oral portions of the Dissertation Proposal Exam.

Students must submit a dissertation embodying the results of scientific or scholarly research. The dissertation must provide evidence of originality and the ability to do independent investigation and it must contribute to knowledge. The dissertation must show a mastery of the relevant literature and be presented in an acceptable style. The style and format are determined by departmental policy and registered with the thesis and dissertation editor, who approves individual dissertations in accordance with departmental and Graduate School policy.

The doctoral dissertation is expected to be available to other scholars and to the general public. It is the responsibility of all doctoral candidates to arrange for the publication of their dissertations. The University accepts two alternatives for complying with the publication requirements:.

The doctoral candidate may elect to microfilm the entire previously published work.

Ph.D. students must orally defend the significant contents, results, and conclusions associated with their doctoral research before the entire Supervisory Committee at an open and public defense. At the conclusion of the public participation, the committee will excuse the public and conduct further questioning on the thesis and related topics. The outcome of the defense is reported on the Ph.D. Defense Form.

As a general rule of thumb, plan to defend in the first two months of the semester if you want to graduate that semester.

The earlier you defend in a given semester, the likely you are to be able to graduate that same semester. Be aware that if you manuscript on the deadline and there are any formatting errors you will not graduate that semester. The sooner you turn your manuscript in, the likely you are to graduate in that semester.

Students registered for 9 hours of Thesis Research: PhD for two consecutive semesters will be allowed to fulfill the residency requirement. Students that are not continually registered will have to re University of Utah before continuing. Students in the College of Mines and Earth Sciences cannot simultaneously be candidates for a Ph.D. in one department and a M.E., M.S., or Ph.D. candidate in the same or in another department.

A Ph.D. student is eligible for 5 years (10 semesters) of tuition benefit, providing the students did not come in with a M.S. degree from another institution or department at the University of Utah. Students entering the Ph.D. program with a M.S. degree from another institution are only eligible for 4 years (8 semesters) of tuition benefit. Students who completed an M.S. degree in another department at the University of Utah will only be eligible for the number of tuition benefits they did not use towards their M.S. degree.

Students not on campus and not using University facilities are not expected to register for summer term. Students must, however, be registered during summer term if they are taking examinations or defending theses dissertations. If students do not comply with this continuous registration policy and do not obtain an official leave of absence, they will be automatically discontinued from graduate study. Students should be registered for graduate-level courses (6000-7000 level for doctoral) until they have completed all requirements for the degree, including the defense of dissertation. Upon successfully defending the Ph.D. dissertation, students no longer are required to register however, those who wish to check out books from the library must register for METE 7990. METE 7990 is not allowed to fulfill degree requirements and is limited to four (4) semesters. Students are still responsible for the tuition and fees for METE 7990.

Some of these credit hours may be for of Thesis Research: PhD 7970.

Domestic graduate students are allowed to attend graduate school on a part-time basis however, it is necessary that a part time student be registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours each semester. Part-time students still need to satisfy the residency requirement for their perspective degrees.

International students may take a Vacation Semester Summer Term unless they will be defending their dissertation that semester, in which case they must be registered for three hours.

Domestic students who wish to take a leave of absence for a semester must complete a Graduate Student Request for Leave of Absence and have it approved by their supervisory committee. The form must be filled out prior to the semester that will be missed. Leaves of absence can be granted for up to one year. International students are not allowed to take a leave of absence.

All classes must be added within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. will not be listed on the transcript. After midpoint of the term, students may petition the deadline for withdrawal if they have a nonacademic emergency.

The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities.

Graduate students have an option to obtain affordable health insurance coverage through the Graduate School as part of the Tuition Benefit Program. TAs and RAs are generally eligible. If a student prefers a different insurance policy, reimbursement can be obtained up to the cost of the plan available through the Graduate School.The Materials Science and Engineering supports graduate students seeking family medical leave and or reasonable accommodation as outlined generally under Policy 5-200 Leaves of Absence, Medical of the University of Utah Regulations that covers family medical leave and or reasonable accommodation for conditions such as illness, pregnancy leave, military leave, foster care, adoption, hardship leave, care for elderly parents, or care for children.Graduate students in the METE graduate programs and employed by the Materials Science and Engineering as either an RA or TA are entitled to up to 12 weeks for a family medical leave of absence beginning within the time of employment. A leave will not extend beyond the time of the thesis defense or other final date marking the completion of examinations needed for the program.

The maximum sanction for unacceptable academic performance is dismissal from the Program (see Student Code, University Policy 6-400). The student may appeal the decision, following the procedure outlined in the Student Code (University Policy 6-400).

Place the student on academic probation for 1 semester. If these milestone are not accomplished within 1 semester, the student will be dismissed from the program.

Students are allowed to turn in a chapter or of a manuscript for a preliminary review, or may sign up for a 20-minute, in-person format review consultation.

Students may ask a colleague to submit their manuscript for a preliminary review, just as they may for their final manuscript review.

Students who fail to have a preliminary formatting review and who have no major formatting issues will continue to graduate in the semester they submit.

Information on graduation deadlines and for graduation may be found at Apply for Graduate Degree in the Registrar Student Handbook.

Students may also find information on the Commencement and Convocation ceremonies.

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  • GRE Required:  Yes
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The University of Alabama logo
Ranked as:  #137 in Best National University
Tuition:  $30,940 per year
Total Cost:  $61,880 * This tuition data is based on IPEDS. For the latest tuition amount, refer to the respective college websites.
State:  Alabama
Acceptance:  80.39%

Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.

Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.

Official GRE score (School Code: 1830).The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:GRE: 300.Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience.

Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.

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  • GRE Required:  Yes
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