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
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
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
If you have further questions about our program, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Mary Christiansen, in the Department of Civil Engineering.