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 graduate overview

Master’s Degree Program
The program leading to the M.S. degree in materials science and engineering provides intensive preparation for professional practice in modern materials science by those engineers who wish to continue their education.

The degree requires a minimum of 33 semester hours. Students undertaking the thesis option must carry out a research project under the direction of a member of the Materials Science and Engineering faculty and complete and defend a thesis on their research project.

Ph.D. Program
grad studentsThe objective of the doctoral program is to prepare individuals to perform original, cutting-edge research in the broad areas of materials science, including nano-structured materials, electronic, optical and magnetic materials, bio-mimetic materials, polymeric materials, MEMS materials and systems, organic electronics, and advanced processing of modern materials.

The degree requires a minimum of 75 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. Each doctoral student must carry out original research in materials science and engineering under the direction of a member of the Materials Science and Engineering faculty, and complete and defend a dissertation on the research project. Students must be admitted to doctoral candidacy by passing a qualifying exam, which will be administered at approximately the time that they have completed their coursework.