MS Materials Science & Engineering Degree Requirements

All students must take the following minimum distribution of courses for a total of 30 credit hours:

Core Courses
Twelve (12) semester hours:

  • ECH 5934 - Materials Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)
  • EMA 5*** - Synthesis and Processing of Advanced Materials (3)
  • EML 5930 - Advanced Materials (3)
  • PHY 6937 - Materials Characterization (3)

Research Methods
Three (3) semester hours: ECH 5052 - Research Methods (3)

Specialized Courses
Nine (9) semester hours: Select three graduate-level, letter-graded courses from one of the following specialized areas:

  • Nanoscale Materials, Composite Materials and Interfaces
  • Polymers and Bio-Inspired Materials
  • Functional Materials
  • Computational Materials and Mechanics

A complete list of available courses is available at the Materials Science Program website.

Graduate Seminar
EML 5935 – Mechanical Engineering Seminar (0). See Graduate Seminar section for additional information.

Thesis
Six (6) semester hours: EML 5971 - Thesis. University rules require that students take thesis credit in their final term, even if they have completed the thesis credit requirement for their degree program.

Thesis Defense
EML 8976 - Masters Thesis Defense must be taken in the student's final semester.