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University of Pennsylvania PhD in Materials Engineering

9 Doctor's Degrees Awarded

The main focus area for this major is General Materials Engineering. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Materials Engineering is a major offered under the engineering program of study at University of Pennsylvania. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in materials engineering, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Materials Engineering from UPenn Cost?

$41,760 Average Tuition and Fees

UPenn Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at UPenn paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $37,678 $37,678
Fees $4,082 $4,082

Does UPenn Offer an Online PhD in Materials Engineering?

Online degrees for the UPenn materials engineering doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UPenn Online Learning page.

UPenn Doctorate Student Diversity for Materials Engineering

9 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
33.3% Women
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 9 students received their doctor’s degree in materials engineering. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their doctor’s degree in materials engineering in 2019-2020, 33.3% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 26.4%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those students who received a doctor’s degree at UPenn in materials engineering at 2019-2020, none were racial-ethnic minorities*.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 6
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

PhD in Materials Engineering Focus Areas at UPenn

Materials Engineering students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Materials Engineering 9

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Biomedical Engineering 15
Chemical Engineering 16
Electrical Engineering 16
Mechanical Engineering 7

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*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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