12 months
21592 USD/year
21592 USD/year
5500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Materials Science and Engineering program at University of Nevada, Reno tailored to the background, needs and interests of the individual student.


About the Program

The Materials Science and Engineering program at University of Nevada, Reno 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)

Current areas of advanced study and research in materials science and engineering at UNR include:

  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Alloy development
  • Materials processing
  • Nuclear materials
  • Materials for energy storage
  • Materials modeling and simulation
  • Other advanced materials

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Physical Metallurgy
  • Electron Microscopy
  • Advanced Corrosion Principles
  • X-Ray Diffraction
  • Alloy Selection and Failure Analysis
  • Solidification and Crystal Growth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • Plan A: 30 units
  • Plan B: 32 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have an undergraduate degree in a related field (preferably a field of engineering)
  • Hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 for four years of undergraduate work 
  • Earn acceptable scores on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Examination (required for Ph.D. program, optional for M.S. program)
  • Students whose native language is not English, must earn an acceptable score on the TOEFL or IELTS unless they have completed BS/MS degrees from institutions in select English speaking countries
  • 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

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21592 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21592 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5500 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.

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