The Master of Science (MS) with thesis degree in Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) is a master’s program aimed at graduating senior students who want to engage in graduate research in materials science and engineering. MS with thesis students satisfy the practicum requirement by developing a research focus and carrying out original research that culminates in a written MS thesis. Students choosing to complete a thesis should expect to complete the program in two years. Students who excel in the MSE MS program may apply for the MSE post-MS PhD program. Students choose an area of concentration from i) biomaterials, ii) electronic/photonic materials, iii) materials for energy and environment, or iv) nanomaterials.
NEW: GRE scores not required for Master’s applicants who will have earned a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a US College or University by September 2020. See our Application Requirements for details.
How to Apply
Program Planning Sheets & Masters Handbook
- The MSE MS Thesis Program Planning Sheet is found in the MSE Masters Handbook, under the Forms tab. The planning sheet provides a “snapshot” view of the curriculum. You will submit a final program planning sheet, with advisor signature, when you apply to graduate.
- MSE Master’s Handbook
Engineering Practice Option
Master’s students may add the optional “with Engineering Practice” designation to their Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree by completing an approved internship in their field of study.
The Engineering Practice option recognizes the power of combining rigorous academic coursework with supervised real-world research or industrial applications. Participating students add value to their academic experience with a related internship that enables them to both develop and apply their technical, project management, and leadership skills. The degree rewards participating students with a designation recognized by employers and research institutions.
- The College of Engineering Graduate Bulletin is the official resource for current curriculum information, college policies, and procedures.