Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc. | Pennsylvania State University | University Park, United States
12 months
43260 USD/year
43260 USD/year
26062 USD/year
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The Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University offers comprehensive graduate education in the fundamentals of materials science (synthesis-structure-property-performance relationships). 


Faculty in this Materials Science and Engineering at Pennsylvania State University have interests in many research areas including biomaterials, ceramics, composites and hybrids, computational materials science, electronic and photonic materials, materials chemistry and physics, metals, nanostructured and nanoscale materials, piezoelectrics and ferroelectrics, polymers and soft materials.

Students may choose to study across the major themes of materials today including materials in energy applications, nanotechnology, materials in medicine, materials in communications, materials for sensor applications, structural materials, etc., by using a combination of MATSE courses and a myriad of materials-related courses offered in the science and engineering departments at Penn State.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate appropriate breadth and depth of fundamental knowledge in materials science and engineering.
  • Review and critically analyze the ideas of other scientists and engineers, especially those addressing problems closely related to their own research.
  • Apply the scientific method using laboratory, computational and/or theoretical techniques to create new knowledge in material science and engineering or to design new materials.
  • Effectively communicate unanswered questions about materials in writing and oral presentations; express the scientific and societal impact of their work; and disseminate new knowledge through archived publications, such as articles and theses.
  • Employ the highest ethical and professional standards, and the best practices in laboratory safety, in all research and academic endeavors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Kinetics of Materials Processes
  • Solid State Materials
  • Interfacial Electrochemical Processes
  • Biomaterials Surface Science
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Surface Characterization of Materials
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Principles of Crystal Chemistry
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Plants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with baccalaureate degrees in the physical sciences and engineering with a Junior/Senior grade point average of 3.2/4.0 or higher will be considered for admission.
  • Scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) are encouraged but not required for admission.
  • English proficiency test scores (TOEFL/IELTS) may be required for international applicants.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43260 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 43260 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    43260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43260 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26062 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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