All students must take the following minimum distribution of courses for a total of 30 credit hours:
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)
Three (3) semester hours: ECH 5052 - Research Methods (3)
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.
EML 5935 – Mechanical Engineering Seminar (0).
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.
EML 8976 - Masters Thesis Defense must be taken in the student's final semester.