Accelerated Master's Programs

Materials Science and Engineering

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Earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Five Years

Are you a high-performer committed to moving your academic and professional career forward at a faster pace? The Accelerated Master’s Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) enables you to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s in as few as five years.

Study composite materials, ceramics, metals and alloys, electronic and optical materials, and polymers. Through this course-work option, MSE undergraduate students can count up to 6 approved credits toward both degrees. You can start your master’s work while finishing your MSE bachelor’s degree and complete all remaining requirements for the MSE master’s degree in one additional academic year.

Work Closely with Automotive and Primary Metals Industry

Graduate students have the opportunity to study composite materials, ceramics, metals and alloys, electronic and optical materials, and polymers. Research topics include synthesis and processing of primary materials, thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructural evolution, and material properties and performance, to name a few. Current research spans the entire spectrum of materials engineering and involves more than twenty-five government and industry partners.

Demand for graduates who have earned a master’s degree in MSE continues to increase. The accelerated program aligns you with both market needs and your own academic and professional goals.


  • 42nd
    Nationally in Materials Engineering Graduate Programs, by US News & World Report
  • 2.5:1
    Ratio of Graduate Students to Faculty
  • 1934
    Michigan Tech Granted its First PhD in Metallurgy and Remains a Leader in Research and Graduate Education