Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc. | Michigan Technological University | Houghton, United States
12 months
26505 USD/year
26505 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering program of Michigan Technological University, offered by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, provides an outstanding foundation for careers in research, academia, materials production, and manufacturing.


Graduate students of the Materials Science and Engineering program of Michigan Technological University have the opportunity to study composite materials, ceramics, metals and alloys, electronic and optical materials, and polymers. Research topics include synthesis and processing of primary materials, thermodynamics and kinetics of microstructural evolution, and material properties and performance, to name a few. Current research spans the entire spectrum of materials engineering and involves more than twenty-five government and industry partners. Students interact closely with automotive and primary metals industry.

Fast Facts

  • Ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report
  • Faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their teaching, research, and professional service. Many have received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards and are recognized by professional societies.
  • The ratio of graduate students to faculty is 2.5:1.
  • Excellent research facilities
  • Close interaction between faculty and graduate students
  • Successful alumni in industry, academia, and entrepreneurship
  • This program is available as an accelerated master's degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermodynamics and Kinetics
  • Crystallography & Diffraction
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Quantum Field Theory for Photonics and Materials
  • Advanced Materials Processing for Mechanical, Energy, and Biomedical Applications
  • Statistical Quality Control in Materials Manufacturing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE not required
  • Students with degrees in other fields may be required to take preparatory courses in summer.
  • Students in course work option can switch to thesis if they get an advisor.
  • TOEFL: Required Score of 79 iBT
  • IELTS: Required Overall Band Score of 6.5

Tuition Fee

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    26505 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26505 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Houghton

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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