Graduate Advising

M.S. Advising

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 

A student in the Ph.D. program will have two co-advisors — one from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and one from the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. Faculty with joint MTSE/MEEN appointments may serve as either the MTSE or MEEN advisor. A student's graduate program will be constructed with the advice and consent of the two co-advisors. 

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 also 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. Two must be from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and two must be from the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering. The fifth member can be from either of these departments or another 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. 

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

M.S. degree requirements

Ph.D. degree requirements