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Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)

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.

This Master of Science degree is offered under the following options:

Plan A: Thirty credits including a six credit thesis.

Plan C: Thirty credits of coursework.

Both options require the following core courses:

MSE 5650Surface Science3
MSE 7300Advanced Thermodynamics3
MSE 7400Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
PHY 6450Introduction to Material and Device Characterizations4
  • A maximum of 9 approved credits can be taken from other Departments in Engineering (excluding Engineering Technology), Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biology Departments
  • No more than 3 credits can be taken in combination of MSE 7990, MSE 8996, CHE 8510
  • No more than 1 credit per semester of CHE 8510

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

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