M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno is tailored to the background, needs and interests of the individual student and aims to provide nationally recognized leadership in engineering, research, education, and service in materials science and engineering.


The Materials Science and Engineering program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed to educate high quality students with the academic experience and knowledge to become leaders in education, research, and service in materials science and engineering and to generate new knowledge that has a significant impact in the development and application of existing and new materials. 

Our program combines upper-level coursework with the opportunity to conduct research on a topic within materials science and write a thesis.

  • Thesis option (Plan A)
  • Coursework-only, non-thesis option (Plan B)

Graduates with M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno will gain the abilities to:

  • apply engineering research and theory to advance the art, science, and practice of the discipline,
    • design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze, interpret, apply, and disseminate the data,
    • understand  research methodology.

    Programme Structure

    Courses Include:

    • Special Problems
    • Seminar
    • Special Topics
    • Comprehensive Examination
    • Thesis

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30-32 alternative credits
    • Plan A: 30 units
    • Plan B: 32 units


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    GRE admission requirements GRE®

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • Students must have an undergraduate degree in a related field (preferably a field of engineering) and must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Earn acceptable scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (required for Ph.D. program, optional for M.S. program)
    •  Submit letters of recommendation from former professors indicating the student’s capability for advanced course work and research

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      21006 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
    • National

      21006 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      5352 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Reno

    860 - 1230 USD /month
    Living costs

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


    Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

    Due for update

    Updated over a year ago

    Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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