Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the application fee?

    There is no fee to apply.
  • Do I need a Masters to apply for the Ph.D program?

    We do not require a masters degree for admission into our Ph.D. program. Please apply for the highest degree you wish to obtain.
  • What is the departmental GRE code?

    Vanderbilt University institution code is 1871.
    The GRE Department code for this program is: 1403.  
  • What is the departmental TOEFL code?

    Vanderbilt University institution code is 1871.
    The TOEFL Department code for this program is 99.
  • Who needs to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores?

    The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree at an English-speaking university.  If you have receive a graduate or undergraduate degree from an English speaking institution you are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  • Does Vanderbilt accept IELTS?

    Yes.
  • Where do I send transcripts?

    Official copies of transcripts are no longer required. Please do not mail them . Load a copy of your unofficial transcripts directly in your application for each college/university listed.
  • Can you evaluate my chances of admission?

    We cannot provide preliminary evaluations of chances for admission. The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates the entire application before reaching decisions.
  • When will I be notified whether I have been admitted?

    All decisions will be sent by e-mail by April 1st.

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