To gain admission to our graduate program, prospective students:
To apply for graduate studies in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering:
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Materials Science & Engineering Program does not regularly accept applications for the Spring Semester
Applicants who seek financial aid must indicate so in the appropriate section of the graduate admissions application form. It is the policy of the department to provide financial aid to all full-time graduate students enrolled in the Ph.D. program, throughout their tenure of study. An attractive benefits package, including full medical coverage, is also provided.
Plan A master’s students may be considered for support based upon the availability of funds. Awards are based on academic merit and include graduate assistantships (for teaching or research), university pre-doctoral fellowships, dissertation fellowships, industrial fellowships, and summer fellowships.
All offers of financial aid will be made in writing, usually at the time admission is offered.
Our stipends are among the highest in the nation. The form and amount of financial support varies, depending upon the degree sought, i.e., Ph.D. or M.S., and the particular assistantship offered. Current stipends for entering Ph.D. students varies between programs. Please contact your program of interest for current rates. We offer an attractive benefits package, including full medical coverage for a very modest fee. Duties associated with teaching assistantships require approximately 10-20 hours per week and may include grading homework assignments, leading discussion sections, reviewing problem sets with students, and supervising undergraduates in the laboratory. Research assistantships and fellowships are somewhat more flexible. Summer research work for additional compensation beyond that normally paid for teaching and/or research duties during the usual academic year frequently is available.
Your complete offer will be detailed clearly in an acceptance letter sent to you by the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Any offer of admission and financial aid will be made in writing and must be accepted within a period of time stated in the offer letter.
Interested students who can visit the department are urged to do so at any time. To arrange this, write or telephone the department secretary giving the date of the planned visit. In most instances, it will be possible to arrange for a meeting with a member of the Graduate Admissions Committee and for a departmental tour. The departmental telephone number is (860)486-4613. Financial reimbursement for these visits is possible for students who have been admitted to the Ph.D. program.
Requests for additional information for the Department of Material Science & Engineering should be directed to:
Dr. Bryan Huey
Director for Graduate Studies
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Connecticut
97 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3136
Storrs, CT 06269-3136
Graduate Program Administrative Coordinator: Cathy McCrackan
Phone: (860) 486-6496
Submit official transcripts and letters of recommendations to:
The Graduate School
University of Connecticut
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152