Materials Science and Engineering melds together synthesis and processing, structure, properties, and applications of engineering materials while interacting closely with industry and government partners. Are you ready?
Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.
You’ll have the opportunity to study metals and alloys; ceramics; electronic, magnetic, and optical materials; and polymers. Our master's and doctoral in materials science and engineering program is inherently interdisciplinary—students interact and collaborate with students and scientists in other engineering and science disciplines.
Materials Science and Engineering Program Details
Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the materials science and engineering program at Michigan Tech. For international students, Materials Science and Engineering is a designated STEM program.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all coursework and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
|MS-PhD (minimum)||30 Credits|
|BS-PhD (minimum)||60 Credits|
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.
This option requires a research thesis prepared under the supervision of the advisor. The thesis describes a research investigation and its results. The scope of the research topic for the thesis should be defined in such a way that a full-time student could complete the requirements for a master’s degree in 12 months or three semesters following the completion of coursework by regularly scheduling graduate research credits.
The minimum requirements are as follows:
|Coursework (minimum)||20 Credits|
|Thesis research||6-10 Credits|
|Total (minimum)||30 Credits|
|5000-6000 series (minimum)||12 Credits|
|3000-4000 (maximum)||12 Credits|
Programs may have stricter requirements and may require more than the minimum number of credits listed here.
This option requires a minimum of 30 credits be earned through coursework. A limited number of research credits may be used with the approval of the advisor, department, and Graduate School. See degree requirements for more information.
A graduate program may require an oral or written examination before conferring the degree and may require more than the minimum credits listed here:
|5000-6000 series (minimum)||18 Credits|
|3000-4000 (maximum)||12 Credits|
Bachelor's + 1 Year = Master's Degree
Our accelerated master's degree program is a faster, easier way for Michigan Tech students to earn a master's degree. Up to approved six credits from your bachelor's degree can be applied towards your accelerated master's degree. Consult your graduate program director for your individualized plan. If you're thinking about pursuing a master's following your bachelor's this option may be the right choice for you.
Additional Program Information
Want to learn more about materials science and engineering at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:
Sample Areas of Interest
Select areas of interest to help customize your materials and science engineering MS and PhD. Sample areas include:
- Solar Cells
- Ceramic Engineering