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PhD in Ceramic Engineering



What will I learn?

The ceramic engineering program in the department of materials science and engineering offers comprehensive graduate education in a number of areas including structural ceramics, electronic materials, high temperature materials, and glass.

The minimum number of hours (beyond the bachelor's degree) required for the Ph.D. in ceramic engineering is 72. At least 12 hours of course work outside of ceramic engineering is recommended, a minimum of 24 hours will be dissertation research, and a minimum of 24 hours must be course work. Students will also be required to take and pass qualifying and comprehensive exams in accordance with Missouri S&T rules.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Computing

Study options

Full Time (72 hours)

Tuition fees
US$23,520.00 per year
This fee is for 2021/22 and is subject to change
Application deadline

15 February 2023

Start date

17 January 2023


College of Engineering and Computing



65409, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission as a regular graduate student is normally limited to those who ranked in the upper third of their baccalaureate graduating class or who have done quality work at the graduate level. For this requirement, a cumulative B average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale), or a B average (3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) for the student’s last sixty credit hours of undergraduate coursework is considered equivalent to an upper one-third standing. English Language Requirement: TOEFL: 80; IELTS: 6.5; PTE: 58; Duolingo: 105.

For international students

3.5 GPA in a related undergraduate degree for direct admission to doctoral programs. 3.5 GPA in master’s-level studies for admission to doctoral programs. GRE SCORES: Quantitative Score of 158; Verbal + Quantitative Score of 305; Analytical Writing Score of 3.5. The following minimum scores are required for unconditional admission to Missouri S&T: TOEFL score of 79, IELTS score of 6.5, PTE score of 53.

Priority Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - Feb 15; Spring Semester - Sep. 15; Summer Semester - Nov 15.

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


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