M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Kentucky

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Kentucky offers a rich graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering that allows students to immerse themselves in novel research projects across many fields. 


The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering of the University of Kentucky offers programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering, with research specialization in the following areas:

  • Ceramics
  • Electronic Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Micro-Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Polymers and Composites
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Thin Films 

Career Prospects

Materials engineers are responsible for the selection, preparation and implementation of existing materials and for the development of new and improved materials – they work at the forefront of rapidly changing technical areas, where the application of novel, precisely engineered materials is crucial for technological advancement. Materials engineers are critical to all areas of engineering endeavor and the College of Engineering at UK has a very high rate of placement for its Materials Engineering graduates. Our alumni work in a wide range of materialsrelated industries, including metals and metals processing; ceramics and electronic materials; biomaterials, implants and medical devices; automotive, aerospace, construction and telecommunications; military and security applications; and sports and recreational products.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Materials Science
  • Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Advanced Materials Thermodynamics
  • Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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