24 months
25200 USD/year
23544 USD/year
11720 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Materials Science and Engineering MSc program offered at Arizona State University is one of the largest in the U.S. The flexibility of the program structure encourages students to explore topics at the boundaries between traditional disciplines.


There are many research thrusts in materials at ASU that span a wide range of cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary topics including understanding the structure-property relationships of nanomaterials, and applications in energy, security, and sustainability.

Graduate students are advised by members of the Graduate Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering that is comprised of faculty members from a variety of disciplines across engineering, physics, and chemistry. There are approximately 70 Graduate Faculty in the Materials Science and Engineering program at Arizona State University engaged in the highest levels of research over an extremely broad range of research areas that is reflective of the depth and breadth of materials research. Graduate students have the opportunity to choose a research mentor and dissertation/thesis committee members from this impressive group of nationally and internationally recognized group of engineers and scientists.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with the Materials Science and Engineering MSc program offered at Arizona State University have strong opportunities at all levels in material design, selection, synthesis and characterization for a wide range of applications including electro-optical-magnetic systems, environmental systems, energy conversion and storage, manufacturing and construction. Materials jobs are available at a large number of high tech and manufacturing companies all sizes as well as national (DOE, DOD, NASA) laboratories and universities. Analytical skills learned in materials engineering are also valued for other non-engineering positions.

Career examples include:

  • engineer
  • engineering manager or director
  • engineering professor
  • research engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials
  • Structural and Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Materials Physics
  • Phase Transformations, Kinetics, and Diffusion in Solids

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
146 (verbal)
159 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts from all prior institutions attended
  • official GRE score
  • personal statement
  • resume or curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25200 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23544 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11720 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Tempe Junction

900 - 1350 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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