Earn a Master's Degree in Ceramic Engineering

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Embark on a transformative journey with our Master's program in Ceramic Engineering, where groundbreaking discoveries and technological advancements await. Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of ceramics, where you'll unravel the secrets of designing advanced materials with extraordinary properties, revolutionize industries ranging from aerospace to healthcare, and make an indelible mark on the future of technology.

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Degree Information

The instruction in our program is a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. Our faculty, who are experts in their respective fields, provide students with a solid foundation in the principles of ceramic engineering, while also offering opportunities for hands-on experience in state-of-the-art laboratories. This balance of theory and practice ensures that our students are well-versed in the field's academic aspects and have the practical skills necessary to excel in the industry.

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The total number of hours required for master’s in ceramic engineering is 30. A minimum of 18 hours of 4000, 5000 or 6000 level lectures, with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 6000-level lectures is required. A minimum of 6 hours of research (CER 6099) is also required.

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The total number of hours required for non-thesis master’s in ceramic engineering is 30. A minimum of 9 hours of lecture courses bearing numbers in the 6000 series is required. Students are required to take a comprehensive exam—a 30-minute presentation on a research topic—in their final semester.

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Many potential graduate students have questions about how to apply to the graduate program and what makes them eligible. This document is aimed to answer some of those questions you may have. Email Dr. Kumar at kumarad@mst.edu if you have other questions that are not covered.

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Presently, all graduate students in ceramic engineering, metallurgical engineering, and materials science and engineering are fully funded graduate research assistants (GRAs). GRAs are provided with a monthly stipend, and tuition and fees are paid for by research grants. Interested graduate students should contact faculty who work in areas of interest to the student.

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Research in Ceramic Engineering

Your Career in Ceramic Engineering

Our ceramic engineering program equips students with the skills and knowledge needed for diverse careers in research, materials design, manufacturing, and quality control. Graduates are well-prepared to develop innovative materials for extreme environments and other challenging applications. With a wide range of career opportunities available, ceramic engineering graduates can find success as ceramic engineers, materials scientists, and research associates in various industries, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Career Fields

  • Aerospace
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Solar Energy & Fuel Cells

Common Hiring Companies

  • GE Aerospace
  • Honeywell
  • Kohler
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Watlow

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