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Interdisciplinary Materials Science Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are common program specific questions, if you have a question that is not covered below - please email Program Manager Sarah Ross or IMS Director Josh Caldwell.

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Our application deadline is January 15 for the fall semester. We start reviewing applications in Novmeber and will extend early offers so we encourage you to apply by December 15. 

We do not require a masters degree for admission into our Ph.D. program. Please apply for the highest degree you wish to obtain.

We cannot provide preliminary evaluations of chances for admission. The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates the entire application before reaching decisions.

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

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.

No. We do not  establish a minimum GRE score. Note: GRE Is not required for Fall 2023.