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Master of Science in Applied Materials Science

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Materials Science

Experts in this field find new ways to address challenges by manipulating materials - solving problems from the inside out.

Materials Science and Engineering experts are uniquely situated to address some of society's most challenging issues.

Interdisciplinary Innovators

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Applied Materials Science M.S.

NEW program - Spring of 2019

Entering students with base level skills in science and engineering will begin the two semester/12 credit core curriculum. The remainder of requirements support a research topic chosen with the help of a research mentor and graduate thesis committee from more than 30 current discipline-related courses.

The core curriculum is made up of:

  • 8 credits from traditional disciplines in chemistry and engineering
  • 4 credits of topical and professional skill development

Pilot Course Details

In the Spring of 2018, Dr. Robert Carlson and Dr. Gireesh Menta offered a pilot course - Polymers and Composites for Materials Scientists - based on two of the modules from the core curriculum.

The course was designed to test several of the components in the proposed program viz. topic-specific modules, interdisciplinary teaching, student cohorts, skills-based learning, real-world connections, “life cycle” analysis and professional skill development. The details and the results of the course are presented in this series of slides.

Who Can Apply

Open to students looking for a creative challenge with a science or engineering background.

Entering students should have:

  • A preferred undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • A BA or BS degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, or similar fields; other undergraduate degrees may be accepted with additional coursework required prior to beginning the program.

Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit score(s) from one of the following tests: TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB. Details on the scores needed can be found on the Catalog Page

Unique Program

This program provides:

  • Supportive cohort-based environment
  • Industry partnerships unique to our region, which is heavily invested in the advancement of materials science
  • Core curriculum with a supportive learning environment and ongoing assessment
  • "Materials Life Cycle" approach with topics in traditional chemistry and engineering disciplines
  • Additional course requirements can be chosen from more than 30 current discipline-related courses in chemistry and engineering to support your research topic
  • Some teaching assistantships are available