Kent State University “3+2”Program

Kent State University “3+2”Program

Sep 29, 2015 North America

Kent State University



Kent State University is one of the century-old famous universities firstly approved and recognized and recommended by Chinese Education Department, ranking in the 194th in the universities of the United States reported by US News and World Report (2015). Founded in 1910, the university consists of eight campuses and has about 35000 students, in which there are more than 900 Chinese overseas students. Kent State University is one of the largest local education systems in the United States and its scale ranks in top three in Ohio. The university provides more than 270 undergraduate courses, 55 courses for master's degree and 22 courses for doctor's degree. Kent State University has been awarded as one of the “best universities in the Midwest” for many years by Princeton Review, which can prove its abundant strength in teaching and research..

According to “3+2” Dual Degree Cooperation Project Agreement, SUSTC students are entitled to apply for the DBMD program provided by SUSTC and Kent State. Those enrolled will study undergraduate courses in SUSTC for 3 years and then undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Kent State for another 2 years before being granted a SUSTC bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree of Kent State.


1. Study time Fall opening in 2016
2. Deadline To be confirmed
3. Teaching location Kent, Ohio State, United State
4. Teaching unit Kent State University
5. Applicable Majors Liquid Crystal Engineering related majors, like physics,

chemistry, engineering and material science.

6. Applicable Grades Junior
7. Teaching Language English
8. Tuition and fees and living expenses

Tuition is collected following the standard for nonresident graduates of Kent State (for details, see

SUSTC students must buy relevant medical insurance and provide the certificate during their study in Kent State as required

9. Submission of application materials 1. Formal school report (complete studies equivalent to 90 hours) in a sealed and signed envelop to International Education Office (IEO) of Kent State.

2. GPA 3.3 or above (4.0 system).

3. Fill the online graduate application form (pay the fees).

4. 3 recommendation letters from professors of the related major.

5. Personal background and goal statement (in English).

6. GRE score (general and subject test-physics or chemistry) is not a must, but can serve as a vital reference element.

7. TOEFL no less than 525 (TOEFL iBT 71), MELAB 77 or above, IELTS 6.0 and PTE 48.

10. Examination and approval agency Recommended by SUSTC and evaluated and determined by Kent State

Graduate courses and credit requirement of Liquid Crystal Engineering:

Course Title

Credit Hours

Required Liquid Crystal Materials Science


Liquid Crystal Science: Physical Properties


Liquid Crystal Optics I: Theory


Liquid Crystal Optics II: Optical Systems


Liquid Crystal Optics III: Applications


Liquid Crystal Device Engineering I


Liquid Crystal Device Engineering II


Liquid Crystal Device Prototyping


Liquid Crystal Device Construction


Liquid Crystal Characterization


Liquid Crystal Device Testing


Liquid Crystal Analog Electronics


Liquid Crystal Digital Electronics


Research Project: Engineering Applications of Liquid Crystals




Elective A broad range of courses will be offered including “High Tech Entrepreneurship” and “Intellectual Property Management” along with related scientific and technical courses.