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Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering


Research and education in the Materials Science and Engineering Department involves the study of advanced materials — including metals and their composites, polymers, silicon and bio-materials — and their potential use in various applications.

The materials science and engineering master’s degree program provides intensive preparation for professional practice in modern materials science by those engineers who wish to continue their education.

Program Information

School: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Program: Materials Science and Engineering

Catalog page: MS

MS in Materials Science and Engineering Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

GPA: Minimum of 3.5 in graduate-level course work on a 4.0 scale

Test score required: Yes

Minimum GRE revised scores of 154, 154, and 4 for the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing components, respectively, are advisable. 

Letters of recommendation: Required

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.


  • Documentation: Documentation deadlines are the same as the application deadlines below.
  • Application: Deadlines below are applicable for ALL applicants.
Fall admission: April 15
Spring admission: Sept. 1
No applications are accepted for summer admission.

Please visit the Materials Science and Engineering Admissions Web page for more information.


Diane Griffith

Possible Careers

Materials engineer/scientist, process engineer, research rngineer, and manufacturing engineer

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.