Through our courses and research opportunities, the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) strives to give students a deep understanding of fundamental science and a great appreciation for technology development. Both undergraduate and graduate students alike are well-prepared for a wide variety of future career opportunities.
Students must apply to and be admitted to a specific academic department (not PRISM) and must fulfill all departmental and joint degree requirements, including a doctoral thesis related to materials.
PRISM does not directly admit graduate students and award degrees at this time. Students wishing to pursue the joint degree in materials science should speak to the program director.
The plan of study for students pursuing the joint degree is coordinated with input from the director of PRISM. All students must take a minimum of three courses approved by PRISM.
For a complete list of courses that fulfill the materials science course requirements please see the PRISM website.
The dissertation must have a clear materials focus, and be approved by the PRISM director. A member of the dissertation committee (either reader or examiner) must also be a PRISM affiliated faculty member.
Craig B. Arnold
Robert H. Austin
Andrew B. Bocarsly
Bruce E. Koel
Alejandro W. Rodriguez
Claire E. White
Sits with Committee
James S. Smith
Courses listed below are graduate-level courses that have been approved by the program’s faculty as well as the Curriculum Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School as permanent course offerings. Permanent courses may be offered by the department or program on an ongoing basis, depending on curricular needs, scheduling requirements, and student interest. Not listed below are undergraduate courses and one-time-only graduate courses, which may be found for a specific term through the Registrar’s website. Also not listed are graduate-level independent reading and research courses, which may be approved by the Graduate School for individual students.