Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

General

Program Description

Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses, electronics: all are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists solving vital problems and advancing technology. Where will you make your contribution?

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas offers coursework leading to a Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Students will choose from one of the options below.

Thesis option

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 12 credit hours of electives
  • 2 credit hours of a seminar course in materials science and engineering
  • 6 credit hours of thesis

Non-thesis option

  • 12 credit hours of core courses
  • 15 credit hours of electives
  • 2 credit hours of a seminar course in materials science and engineering
  • 6 credit hours of research courses in lieu of thesis

Graduate Opportunities

You’ll learn all aspects of modern materials and their characterization including metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic and optical materials

You’ll have many opportunities to develop highly marketable skills in areas such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical Microelectronics
  • Characterization
  • Chemical Energy
  • Environmental
  • Modeling and simulations
  • Nanotechnology
  • Power

Impact the future

The College of Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering work on innovative, futuristic ideas from the development of stealth, unmanned vehicles to compostable plastic packaging and new energy-efficient lighting materials.

With small class sizes, you’ll work closely with nationally recognized faculty members on research projects to solve complex problems, many of which lead to exciting internship opportunities.

Outstanding research opportunities

The department has several labs and groups including:

  • Advanced Metallic Materials Laboratory
  • Center for Friction Stir Welding
  • Computational Materials Modeling Group
  • Functional Glasses and Materials Modeling Laboratory
  • Laboratory for Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Laboratory for Moving Mechanical Assemblies
  • Laboratory of Advanced Polymers and Optimized Materials
  • Materials Synthesis and Processing Laboratory
  • Optoelectronics and Thin Film Materials Laboratory
  • Polymer Mechanical and Rheological Laboratory
  • UNT Materials Research Facility

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Materials Science and Engineering Master’s program, students should meet the following requirements.

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in undergraduate coursework.
  • Acceptable GRE scores. Successful applicants will typically present scores of 155 or higher on the Quantitative section, 145 or higher on the Verbal section, and 2.5 on the Analytical Writing section.
  • Most international students need proof of English proficiency of 80+ on TOEFL or 6.5+ on IELTS.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Resume.
Last updated May 2019

About the School

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Welcome to the UNT College of Engineering, a young and vibrant college at a top tier (R1) university. The college is going through a phase of transformation, adding nine tenured/tenure-track and two non-tenure-track faculty members in 2019, with plans to continue expanding over the next 4-5 years. Read less