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Texas State University

PhD Program in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization

San Marcos, TX

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Overview

Texas State University / PhD Program in Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization is located in San Marcos, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Doctoral Degrees 10

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (for applicants who have not received a master's degree from a U.S. institution)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

41
Applied
17
Accepted
9
Enrolled
41%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (for applicants who have not received a master's degree from a U.S. institution)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Baccalaureate and master's degrees from regionally-accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, engineering, materials science, physics, technology, or closely-related field with minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate work; interviews with core doctoral faculty; statement of purpose; 3 letters of recommendation; curriculum vitae or resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 78
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.86%
Black or African American 5.71%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.71%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (57%)
Female (42%)

Faculty

7
Total faculty
Full-time - 7
Part-time - 0
Male (6)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Materials characterization using RSC, industrial process pollution by development of amorphous biogenic silica, cadmium telluride surface and interface passivation by molecular beam epitaxy, micro power chip prototype development, development materials and processes in compound semiconductor epitaxy and deposition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
553,511

Location & Contact

Address 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX  78666
United States
Contact Dr. Jennifer Irvin
PhD Program Director
Email: ji12@txstate.edu
Phone: 512-245-7875
Fax: 512-245-8365