What will I learn?

The MSE graduate program is broadly focused in materials research primarily at the Ph.D. level. However, a limited number of admissions are also granted to students wishing to pursue M.S. degrees. The MSE School dates back over a hundred years, the graduate program is fairly young and evolving, and is rapidly establishing itself as one of the leading research and education programs in Materials Science and Engineering. MSE graduates are hired by the leading companies, government laboratories, as well as academic institutions, both nationally and internationally. The MSE School has 38 full time or joint faculty, with an additional almost 30 courtesy or adjunct appointments associated with the school. Approximately two thirds of the full time faculty specialize in hard materials with the remainder specializing in polymers and soft matter.

The MSE students, research scientists, and faculty are engaged in research in the following strategic areas:

• Polymers and Macromolecules

• Biologically Enabled and Bio-inspired Materials

• Nanomaterials and Nano-engineered Devices

• Computational Design, Modelling, and Simulations

• Functional Electronic and Optical Materials

• Fibers and Composites

• Energy Storage and Harvesting

• Advanced Structural Materials

• Multi-scale Structural & Chemical Characterization

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (31 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $1,215/hr for 1-11 credit hours; USD $14,570 for 12 or more credit hours
Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Engineering

North Avenue,



30332, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants for Georgia Tech's graduate programs should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

The minimum score for graduate admission required by Georgia Tech is: IELTS: 7.0 Overall Band score and minimum Component Band scores of: 6.5 Reading, 6.5 Listening, 6.5 Speaking, 5.5 Writing,

  • international students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based test, 260 on the computer test, or 620 on the written test. Starting with Spring 2020 applications, Georgia Tech will be accepting the IELTS test. The Institute minimum requirements for IELTS are: Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5, Writing: 5.5, Overall: 7 and Minimum total TOEFL score: 100 (with a minimum of 19 in each category, and a minimum of 26 in the speaking category)

Fall - December 15
Spring - October 1*

The majority of graduate students are admitted for fall semester.

*Under special circumstances, we may accept applications for spring semester.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.