Materials Science Graduate Program
- Q: Who is the Graduate Program Director (GPD)?
- A: Professor T.A. Venkatesh . He is in room 306.
- Q: Who is the Graduate Program Coordinator (GPC)?
- A: TBD.
- Q: How do I contact Prof. XYZ?
- A: Check the email lists.
- Q: How do I pick my defense committee?
- A. Click here to view the graduate school's requirements.
- Q: Do I have to go to the seminars/colloquia?
- A: Yes!!!!!!
Q: Do graduate students have to TA classes?
A: Yes, as part of your academic obligations, all PhD students must be teaching assistants for their first five semesters.
- Q: Do I get paid a stipend?
- Master students are not supported by the department but are sometimes supported by a faculty member.
- Q: How do I pick an advisor?
- A: Talk to each of the faculty members and their graduate students.
- Q: Are my tuition costs covered?
- A: Yes, as long as you are a PhD student and registered as full-time. For G3 PhD students this means 12 credits. For G4 and G5 PhD students this means 9 credits.
- Master's students are not supported by the department but are sometimes supported by a faculty member. In this case a portion of your tuition will be covered.
- Q: Do I have to have health insurance?
- A: Yes. You can enroll in a health insurance plan at a discounted rate through either the State or the Research Foundation, depending on how you are being paid.
- Q: Are graduate students reimbursed for conference travel?
- A: Yes. Graduate students are reimbursed for conference travel, a maximum of $500 per calendar year. for more details click here.