Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering offers non-thesis and thesis-based MS degrees that prepare highly talented and motivated students for industry careers in this field.
Students can pursue coursework, obtain equipment and instrumentation training, and perform original research at the forefront of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) in state-of-the-art research laboratories and shared facilities at UMass.
MS Degree Requirements
- thesis option: Complete at least 33 credits including credits from coursework, thesis research work (MS thesis credits), and research seminar attendance.
- non-thesis option: Complete at least 32 credits including credits from coursework, MSE-related industry internship or independent study with MSE-affiliated faculty (practicum), and research seminar attendance.
Refer to the MSE Graduate Student Handbook for specific requirements and recommended timetables for various programs of study in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering.
Students applying for the MS program should declare their interest in a non-thesis (coursework only) or thesis option at the time of admission.