The Princeton Institute of Materials offers a formal undergraduate program leading to a Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering, in which students take a combination of core courses within the Institute, accompanied by electives offered by affiliated departments, and participate in research with the Institute's faculty. At the graduate level, the Institute offers a multidisciplinary program in cooperation with academic departments. Undergraduate Certificate Program (MSE) The MSE program emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the study of materials and the engineering application of their properties. Joint PhD Degree Program The Princeton Institute of Materials offers joint PhD degree programs with participating academic departments. To receive a joint degree, participants must fulfill departmental and joint degree requirements, including a doctoral thesis related to materials. Student Organizations Student Organizations beyond academic studies. Startup Companies New start-up companies from Princeton faculty and students affiliated with the Institute.