With a PhD in metallurgical engineering from Missouri S&T, you will be prepared to make a positive impact on the world by designing and producing materials that are essential to our daily lives. Join us and become a part of a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to excellence and innovation. Your journey toward making a significant contribution to the world starts here at Missouri S&T.
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At Missouri S&T, we understand the value of hands-on learning in metallurgical engineering. Our Ph.D. program combines academic excellence with practical experiences, allowing you to learn from renowned experts while applying your knowledge in real-world scenarios. This approach cultivates a profound understanding of the subject matter and equips you with the skills necessary for a thriving career in the industry.
The minimum number of hours (beyond the bachelor's degree) required for the Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering is 72. At least 15 hours of 6000-level courses are recommended, a minimum of 24 hours will be dissertation research, and a minimum of 24 hours must be coursework. Students will also be required to take and pass qualifying and comprehensive exams in accordance with Missouri S&T rules.
Presently, all graduate students in ceramic engineering, metallurgical engineering, and materials science and engineering are fully funded graduate research assistants (GRAs). GRAs are provided with a monthly stipend, and tuition and fees are paid for by research grants. Interested graduate students should contact faculty who work in areas of interest to the student.
Imagine yourself as a Metallurgical Engineer, where you could be at the heart of the iron and steelmaking industry. Or perhaps you see yourself in the burgeoning field of 3D printing of metals and alloys. You could be part of a team that's ensuring the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power plants, or working with materials that can withstand the extreme conditions inside a reactor, helping to provide clean, reliable energy for millions of people. These are just a few of the exciting career paths that await you as a graduate of Missouri S&T's metallurgical engineering program.