Earn a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering

Unleash your potential and shape the future with a master's degree in materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T. Dive into a diverse range of fields, from ultra-high temperature materials to composites and polymers, and acquire the knowledge and skills needed to tackle pressing challenges in materials science. Be at the forefront of technological advancements, driving innovation in industries such as construction, electronics, and biomaterials, and contribute to the development of materials that can withstand extreme conditions and transform the world.

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Degree Information

At Missouri S&T, we understand the value of hands-on learning in materials science and engineering. Our master's program combines academic excellence with practical experiences, allowing you to learn from renowned experts while applying your knowledge in real-world scenarios. This approach cultivates a profound understanding of the subject matter and equips you with the skills necessary for a thriving career in the industry.

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The total number of hours required for master’s in materials science and 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 materials science and 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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Your Career in Materials Science and Engineering

As a graduate of materials science and engineering, you'll be at the forefront of technological advancement, making a significant impact in fields such as renewable energy, aerospace, healthcare, and sustainable infrastructure. Imagine designing advanced materials for batteries, space exploration, healthcare applications, and renewable energy systems. The possibilities are endless, and you'll have a range of exciting career opportunities to pursue in these fields.

Career Fields

  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Nuclear Waste Management
  • Sustainable Processing of Critical Minerals
  • Healthcare Biomaterials
  • Renewable Energy

Common Hiring Companies

  • Raytheon
  • Honeywell
  • DuPont
  • General Electric
  • Dow Chemical

Graduate student, Joe Bauer, tests materials in a lab.

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