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Materials Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , OH,
At the University of Dayton, you will join an internationally recognized materials engineering program that ranks first in Ohio and second nationally in sponsored materials research .They are one of only a few universities in the nation involved in the modeling, control and automation of composite processing.


  • When you combine this level of excellence with a flexible program of study, it's easy to see why full- and part-time students from around the world join us in our pursuit of world-leading scholarship and development.
    • Students have two options for earning the M.S. degree: complete 30 hours of study (10 courses) or 24 hours of study and six hours of thesis work. The 30-hour program is geared toward part-time students. Full-time students and graduate assistants typically follow the thesis option.
    • The materials engineering graduate program at the University of Dayton has an international reputation for excellence that provides state-of-the-art facilities, classes on cutting-edge topics and real-world research opportunities in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). The program accommodates students from a wide range of academic and technical backgrounds and attracts full- and part-time students nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Materials I. 
  • Principles of Materials II. 
  • Techniques of Materials Analysis. 
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 
  • Introduction to Ceramic Materials. 
  • Introduction to Polymer Science-Thermoplastics. 
  • High Performance Thermoset Polymers. 
  • Principles of Corrosion. 
  • Methods of Polymer Analysis. 
  • Chemical Behavior of Materials. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      The 30-hour program is geared toward part-time students.
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants to the materials engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:
  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  • A personal statement or résumé.
  • Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      873 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 873 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      873 USD/module
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 873 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Dayton

    • 880 - 1360 USD/month
      Living Costs

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