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Materials Engineering and Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

Graduates of the program formulate solutions to materials problems through the use of multi-disciplinary approaches made possible with a broad background in basic materials science and engineering coupled with an area of specialization.

Two options are available in this degree program: one option involves a thesis component and the other option involves coursework only. In the thesis option, 24 hours of coursework and a minimum 6 credit hours of thesis research are required. With the second option, 32 hours of coursework must be taken. In the latter option however, the students are required to undertake a project under the supervision of a faculty member. Because students graduating with this degree are expected to have a broad-based fundamental knowledge in both materials engineering and materials science, every student is required to take the following core courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Calculus
  • General Chemistry
  • Composition
  • Physical Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Completed application form.  Submit Online -- or paper applications are also accepted.  $35.00 application fee, payable online by credit card at the time of application or by check or money order via postal mail.
  • Official transcripts from all U.S. institutions attended, if applicable. Transcripts must be sent directly to SDSM&T by the issuing institution. Transcripts sent directly by the applicant are not accepted. Scanned copies are not accepted. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is typically required; students with exceptional ability may apply with less than 3.0 GPA. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    782 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 782 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    782 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 782 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    455 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 455 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Rapid City

  • 860 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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