24 months
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
671 USD/credit 15097 USD/year
444 USD/credit 9990 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering degree at  Portland State University is intended for students interested in the application of materials science to engineering problems without the emphasis on the engineering and design process. 

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The Materials Science and Engineering degree at  Portland State University recognizes advanced coursework and research that blends basic materials science with fundamental engineering principles and practice. Closely tied to industry needs and applications, the program supports research in metallurgy, semiconductor materials, composites, welding and joining, photovoltaic manufacturing, and materials testing. 

The programme 

Current faculty research includes high strength alloys, electroslag welding technology, acoustic emission methods, modeling of molding and casting, chemical-mechanical planarization, and heat treatment.

The flexibility of the program structure encourages students to explore research in conventional disciplines as well as those in inter- or multi-disciplines. The program features research thrusts spanning a wide range of cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Materials Science
  • Phase Transformations and Kinetics in Materials
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy for Materials and Device Characterization
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy and Chemical Analysis of Materials
  • Materials Failure Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to any Mechanical and Materials Engineering graduate program must meet the university admission requirements. The department does not have any additional requirements that applicants need to meet.

To be considered for admission, all applicants must:

  • Meet minimum admission requirements 
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirements
  • Provide a statement of purpose
  • Provide a resume or curriculum vitae
  • Provide official transcripts or international documents and certified translation
  • Provide three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    15097 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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