Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Maryland | College Park, United States
12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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Students wishing to pursue a M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Maryland must complete at least 30 credits. 


Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program at University of Maryland. Students from engineering and science disciplines receive a solid foundation in the physics and chemistry of materials, thermodynamics and structure of materials, as well as the latest technological aspects of materials in today’s manufacturing environment. 

Faculty research areas are mainly concentrated in the development of novel materials for today’s electronics, energy, biomedical and high tech industries. These materials may be bulk or thin film format and range from ceramics, semiconductors, metals, polymer and biomaterials. 

Departmental faculty members are major participants in the University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Maryland NanoCenter and the University of Maryland Energy Research Center. For an overview of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, please visit Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Facilities and Special Resources

Special equipment includes scanning and transmission electron microscopes; X-ray diffraction devices; image analysis and mechanical testing facilities; crystal growing, thin film deposition and analysis equipment; HPLC, GC, IR and other sample preparation and analytical apparatus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nanometer Structure of Materials
  • Thermodynamics in Materials Science
  • Kinetics of Reactions in Materials
  • Defects in Materials
  • Polymer Physics
  • Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • CV/Resume
  • Publications/Presentations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 USD /month
Living costs

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