Contact Department: The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Graduate Degree: Ph.D.
Application DeadlinesReview of applications begins in January and continues until all slots are full. Priority is given to early applicants.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Materials Science Program. Theses scores must be received directly from ETS. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488.
English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived.
Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International student.
Additional Admission Requirements
For additional required admission documents please see program website or view list
of requirements in the graduate application portal. Incomplete applications cannot
The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech.
Research specialties are focused in four areas:
- Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials
- Materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation
- Materials synthesis, processing and fabrication
The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources.