Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.

The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program is open to students with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or the physical sciences. Admission requires a 3.0 grade point average, or the equivalent as determined by the Department Graduate Officer. Applicants whose baccalaureate degrees are not in materials or metallurgical engineering, or whose undergraduate preparation is evaluated as insufficient, may be required to elect additional courses prior to admission.

The master’s degree is offered by this department under the following options:

Plan A: thirty-two credits in course work, including an eight credit thesis.

Plan C: thirty-two credits in course work.

Requirements for both options include at least twenty-six credits in materials science and engineering courses, including the core courses:

MSE 5650Surface Science3
MSE 7300Advanced Thermodynamics3
MSE 7400Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
PHY 6450Introduction to Material and Device Characterizations4

All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Engineering