16 months
22520 USD/year
22520 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Glass Science program of Alfred University emphasizes hands-on studies that enable graduates to readily move into careers ranging from applied research and development to plant operations and technical management.


Internationally Renowned

Alfred University is internationally recognized for its expertise in glass and ceramics education and research. Collectively, our PhD programs in Ceramics, Glass Science, and Materials Science Engineering are ranked among the top 50 Materials Science and Engineering programs in the nation. We are also recognized among the top 20 specialized research institutions in applied science.


Research in the Inamori School of Engineering provides a foundation of student education, advances the frontiers of knowledge, and supports economic growth. We also offer short courses/workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities to our grad students.

Undergraduate Preparation

Applicants to the Glass Science program of Alfred University should have a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or the physical sciences. Students accepted with degrees in disciplines other than Ceramics, Glass Science, or Materials Science and Engineering may be required to complete some undergraduate courses to ensure competency in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate-level glass electives
  • Graduate-level characterization elective
  • Graduate-level technical electives 
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Thesis research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants are required to submit a professional resume or curriculum vitae with their application.
  • All graduate programs require two letters of recommendation.
  • You must submit a written statement describing career goals and reasons for the chosen field of graduate study. Include a summary of your research experience, career goals, and research interests.
  • GRE scores.
  • You must provide official transcripts/mark sheets (in English) from each and every college or university previously attended, including proof that you hold the baccalaureate degree. All academic records which are not in English MUST be certified true copies issued by the educational institution which you attended.
  • All students must comply with New York State health and immunization requirements and submit health forms and records requested by the University.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Hornell

783 - 1706 USD /month
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