What will I learn?

Research and education in the Materials Science and Engineering Department involves the study of advanced materials - including metals, semiconductors, composites, polymers, nonmaterial’s and biomaterials - and their potential use in various applications. Materials science and engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field drawing on many fundamental disciplines to advance the design and discovery of new materials for use in virtually all areas of science, engineering, industry and society.

The program leading to the MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering provides intensive preparation for professional practice in modern materials science. This degree is suitable both for students completing undergraduate study in the areas of materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or physics, and also for professional engineers who wish to continue their education.

The curriculum ensures that students are exposed to a broad knowledge of modern materials science; that they apply their knowledge and analytical skills to create effective and novel solutions to practical problems; and that they communicate and work effectively in collaborative environments. These outcomes prepare graduates for successful careers in many settings and make key contributions in materials science and engineering research.

Career Options

Graduates of the program seek positions such as: Materials Engineer/Scientist, Process Engineer, Research Engineer and Manufacturing Engineer.

Which department am I in?

Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (33 semester credit hours minimum)

Tuition fees
US$29,796.00 per year
International Student Special Services Fee: USD $100
Start date

Expected January 2022


Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

800 W Campbell Road,



75080, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: A score of 550 on TOEFL paper based test; English 112 (provided by ELS Language Centers): Pass. PTE score of 67.

For international students

Degree requirements: Student has met standards equivalent to those currently required for admission to the PhD or master's degree programs in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.

GPA: A grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate-level coursework of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.

English proficiency requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT (Internet-based test) Minimum score: 80

TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) Minimum score: 550

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Minimum score: 6.5

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) Minimum score: 67

Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center

Duolingo English Test Minimum score: 105

Application Deadlines: Fall term - January 15 (Early), May 1 (Regular); Spring term - May 15 (Early), October 1 (Regular).

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


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