What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is directed to attain proficiency in the pursuit of independent scholarly work. The degree comprises coursework in the general principles of materials, with emphasis on metallurgy, polymers, ceramics, paper science and engineering, or functional electronic materials. Additional requirements include specialized courses both in the area of the doctoral thesis and in one or two other areas, passing qualifying examinations, and an independent research investigation.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (7 years)

Tuition fees
USD $1,215/hr for 1-11 credit hours; USD $14,570 for 12 or more credit hours
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

North Avenue,



30332, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants for Georgia Tech's graduate programs should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

In addition to the GPA and GRE requirements, international students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based test, 260 on the computer test, or 620 on the written test. Starting with Spring 2020 applications, Georgia Tech will be accepting the IELTS test. The Institute minimum requirements for IELTS are: Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5, Writing: 5.5, Overall: 7


Fall - December 15
Spring - October 1*

The majority of graduate students are admitted for fall semester.

*Under special circumstances, we may accept applications for spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.