Joint PhD Degree Program

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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.

The Institute does not directly admit graduate students. Prospective students must apply and be admitted to a specific participating department. Such students are encouraged to check the box on the application indicating their interest in the program. (Note that this does not commit you to the program.)

Eligible departments include:


Interested students applying to any materials-related department who elect not to participate or whose department does not participate in the formal joint degree program are encouraged to participate in other Institute's activities supporting graduate education. The Institute's research facilities, industrial interaction opportunities, and seminars are open to everyone in the Princeton materials community. Students should discuss their interested with faculty in their department who are members of the Institute.

For further information, please contact Sandra Lam.