Materials Science and Engineering, M.Sc. | Catholic University of America | Washington, D. C., United States
12 months
52800 USD/year
52800 USD/year
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The master's degree program in Materials Science and Engineering from Catholic University of America is especially designed to serve the needs of the technical population in Washington, D.C.


The Materials Science and Engineering program from Catholic University of America emphasizes advances in existing and emerging technologies in materials science which include:

  • nanotechnology
  • composite materials
  • carbon nanotube-based materials and sensors
  • biomaterials
  • glasses, ceramics, and metallurgy
  • magnetic and optical materials
  • computational materials science

The curriculum will lead to the awarding of the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Materials Science and Engineering.

Degree requirements

Candidates for the master’s degree in MSE must complete a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of graduate work. Two curricular options are available for completion of the master’s degree in MSE, either through coursework or through thesis.

  • Coursework (i.e. non-thesis) master’s degree: Students completing the MS in MSE through the coursework option will be required to complete all 30 semester credit hours required for graduation through coursework with approval from the advisor.
  • Thesis master’s degree: Students completing the MS in MSE through the thesis option will be able to count up to six credits of thesis research towards satisfaction of the 30 semester credit hours required for graduation. Credit for thesis research will be granted upon submission of the written thesis. The remaining courses will be selected in consultation with an academic advisor. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Phys. Properties of Materials
  • Experimental Methods Materials
  • Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Elec. Properties of Materials
  • Mathematical Analysis for Graduate Students
  • Acoustic Metamaterials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Every International applicant needs to return a completed application.
  • Submit a $60 nonrefundable application fee. Payment must be in the form of a check or money order payable in U.S. currency to The Catholic University of America.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Submit confirmation of financial support
  • Submit secondary school report with translated transcripts
  • Receive your admission packet with visa information
  • Secondary School Report
  • Official/Attested Copy of Transcripts

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    52800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26400 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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