Graduate Advising

M.S. Advising

The UNT Graduate Catalog offers information regarding required and suggested classes for the M.S. and degree. In the catalog, you can find lists of courses, course descriptions, academic requirements and helpful resources.

Dr. Jincheng DuDr. Jincheng Du is the graduate advisor for Materials Science and Engineering at UNT. He meets with both M.S. and Ph.D. students and can help you plan out your degree, select courses, and provide career guidance.

M.S. students that choose the thesis option are expected to join a research group no later than the end of their first semester in the program (TA/RA recipients are required to choose the thesis option). Non-thesis students are also encouraged to find their research advisors before the end of their first year in the program.

All M.S. students need to prepare a degree plan based on the department’s degree requirements and seek approval from the department and the college no later than the end of their second semester in the program.

Ph.D. Advising

The UNT Graduate Catalog offers information regarding required and suggested classes for the Ph.D. degree. In the catalog, you can find lists of courses, course descriptions, academic requirements and helpful resources.

Ph.D. students must join a research group no later than the end of their first semester in the program, regardless of the source of funding.

Ph.D. students must prepare a degree plan and seek approval from the department and the college no later than the end of their second semester in the program.

Ph.D. Thesis Committee

A Ph.D. student’s thesis committee will consist of five members. The major professor of the Ph.D. student must be from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In addition to the major professor, three other committee members must also come from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The fifth member can either be from within the department or from another UNT department if the co-advisors agree that is appropriate.

Other graduate resources

The Toulouse School of Graduate Studies also offers advising services for graduate students of all disciplines. To contact the graduate school advisor, Dr. Victor Prybutok, call 940-369-7387.