Materials Science (Accelerated Masters Program)
The Accelerated Master’s Program leads to both B.S. and M.S. degrees in five years. The program is open to undergraduate physics, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering majors. Interested students should contact the Materials Science director by the beginning of their junior year.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Science
A bachelor's degree in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, engineering, materials science, or mathematics. Applicants with other backgrounds will be evaluated individually.
Minimum Degree Requirements
The above requirements for admission must be supplemented in either of the following ways:
Option A (Thesis): Thirty graduate credits of an approved program of study including at least eighteen credits of course work; completion of at least one three-credit course in each of the following categories; solid state theory, quantum mechanics, applied mathematics, and materials properties of solids; satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination, and satisfactory completion of an M.S. thesis including its defense at an oral examination.
Option B (Non-Thesis): Thirty graduate credits of an approved program of study; completion of at least one three-credit course in each of the following categories: solid state theory, quantum mechanics, applied mathematics, and materials properties of solids, and satisfactory completion of a comprehensive examination.