Ph.D. in Coatings & Polymeric Materials
North Dakota State University - Graduate School
3 - 5 years
USD 421 / per credit *
16 Apr 2024
Earliest start date
* COST PER CREDIT: North Dakota (and western U.S. states) residents $421 | Minnesota residents $535 | Residents of other U.S. states $632 | International students $737
The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials offers graduate studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in polymers and coatings science. The departmental research bridges between basic and applied research in the field of polymers and coatings.
Students in this program have opportunities to conduct cross-disciplinary research. Advanced research work involves specialized training in the following areas:
- Colloidal and interfacial chemistry of polymers and coatings
- Polymer synthesis
- Nanomaterials design and synthesis
- Computational modeling
- Life cycle assessment
During the fall semester, the faculty meet with the new students to acquaint them with the research programs in the department. Because students are required to team with a research adviser by the end of the first semester in residence, they are required to discuss research opportunities with all faculty members.
Scholarships and Funding
The student must first be accepted in full or conditional status before he/she is eligible for an assistantship in the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials. Graduate students are supported during both the academic year and summer months by either teaching or research assistantships. Graduate assistants will receive a stipend and may be eligible for a tuition waiver. The stipend is a minimum of $1,300 - $1,700+ per month (or $15,600 - $20,400+ annually.)
To be considered for an assistantship, applicants must complete a Graduate School application and submit all required materials by April 15.
International applicants are required to submit GRE scores. General and subject GRE scores are preferred, but not required, of domestic applicants.