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Materials Science Ph.D. Program

Our Campuses


The Montana Materials Science Ph.D. Program offers students the very best of the campuses of Montana State University, the University of Montana and Montana Tech.

The program is built upon the foundations and successes of multiple departments across our campuses. With proven track records of innovation, advanced research and graduate placement, the diversity of the Montana Materials Science Ph.D. Program is its strength.

Students are afforded complete flexibility within the program and are able to choose the campus that best fits their academic pursuits.


Montana Tech


Entrance to Montana Tech campus

Originally founded as the Montana School of Mines in 1900, Montana Tech is now a national leader in engineering & materials science education. Learn more.




University of Montana


Main Hall and University of Montana campus

The University of Montana continues a strong tradition of excellence in the sciences, offering materials science students opportunities in nanotechnology, chemistry, and physics. Learn more.




Montana State University


Aerial view of Montana State University campus

Montana State University is among the top public research universities in the nation. Researchers at Montana State sustain an international reputation for scholarship while maintaining a tradition of one-on-one mentoring. Learn more.

Montana Tech


A Montana Tech student loads a sample for examination with a table-top electron microscope

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raman microscope and high temperature furnace at Montana State University

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professor and X-ray diffractometer

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Montana Tech post-fire assessment with drill resistance testing equipment

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Montana State University students and professor

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Using hyperspectral analysis to examine nanoparticle interactions with cells.

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HyRox digital microscope examination of complex metal microstructure at Montana Tech

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high temperature fuel cell assembly at Montana State University

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thermogravimetric analysis at Montana Tech

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thermal gravimetric analysis at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Far-field Probing Station

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Montana Tech field effect scanning electron microscope

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preparing samples for study in the X-ray Diffractometer at Montana State University

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installing heads on a hydrocyclone test stand at Montana Tech

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Fluorescence decay traces from the ultrafast emission lifetime spectrometer at Montana State University

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Adjusting flowrates in a continuous aqueous processing system at Montana Tech

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Optical elements of a time correlated single photon counting instrument at Montana State University

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dilatometer at Montana Tech

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in situ vibrational spectroscopy measurements with Ar+ ion laser and high temperature solid oxide fuel cell at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Electrospinning tool

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adjusting gas flows into high temperature solid oxide fuel cell at Montana State University

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Montana Tech GENL Nanonics Near-field Scanning Optical Microscope