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For program supervision purposes, the nano SE PhD program director is the graduate advisor until the major professor is appointed. The major professor is responsible for the student’s dissertation research. It is not necessary that the student be associated with the department of affiliation of his or her major professor. Detailed information on examination policy, admission to candidacy, and defense of dissertation are included in the School of Mines Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (Nano SE) PhD Program Handbook.

Students entering the program with an MS may apply up to 24 transfer credits toward fulfilling the program major emphasis requirements. More information is available in the Nano SE PhD Program Handbook.

Students with an MS degree in science or engineering are eligible for admission. However, students with a BS degree only will also be considered for admission when the student has proven to possess exceptional qualifications. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), three letters of recommendation, and a GPA of 3.00 or better are required of all applicants for the PhD program. The TOEFL exam is required for students whose native language is not English.