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Materials Science and Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

12 months
23520 USD/year
22170 USD/year
7840 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering department at Missouri University of Science and Technology offers a variety of educational and research opportunities for graduate study including degree programs in materials science and engineering, ceramic engineering, and metallurgical engineering. 


The Materials Science and Engineering requirement for entry into one of these programs includes a baccalaureate degree in materials science or engineering, ceramic engineering or science, glass science or technology, or metallurgical science or engineering. A baccalaureate degree in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related discipline may also be acceptable.

In the areas of glass, ceramic, and biomaterials, the department carries out research in electronic ceramics, high temperature materials, structural ceramics, composites, ceramic processing, laser glasses, and nuclear waste encapsulation glasses. 

Fundamental and applied interests include structure and its relation to the properties of ceramics and glasses; defect chemistry, thermochemistry and phase equilibria; electrical, dielectric, optical, thermal and mechanical properties of ceramics; ceramic-ceramic, ceramic-metal, and ceramic-polymer composites; compositional effects on the optical properties and chemical corrosion of glass; solid oxide fuel cells; high temperature superconducting ceramics; ferroelectric ceramics; glasses and ceramics for biomedical applications such as drug delivery and medical implants; and processing, forming, and microstructure control of structural and functional ceramics. The department has extensive facilities for the synthesis, forming, and fabrication of ceramics and glasses, as well as for the detailed characterization of the properties of ceramics. A mechanical testing laboratory is available for characterizing mechanical properties under controlled temperature and atmospheric conditions.

In the areas of metallurgical science and engineering, the department carries out research in physical and mechanical metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, metals casting, joining and forming, and manufacturing metallurgy. Additional research activities include friction stir welding and adaptations known as friction stir processing. Interdisciplinary research opportunities are also available in other areas of specialization through collaborations with faculty members in other engineering and science departments on campus. 


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  •  Chemistry of Construction Materials
  • Tissue Engineering I
  • Advanced Phase Equilibria
  •  Energy Materials
  • Biomaterials I
  • Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
  • Introduction to Polymeric Materials
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization Lab
  • Introduction to Coating Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges and universities attended. All unofficial copies of transcripts and scores can be uploaded to your online application for S&T to review. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office and all official scores reported directly from the respective testing agency. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23520 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    22170 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22170 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7840 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Missouri City

1036 - 1920 USD /month
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