M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Tennessee Knoxville

12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The Materials Science and Engineering major for the MS degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville is offered through two options:

  • Thesis Option, MS degree
  • Project Option (non-thesis), MS degree
  • MSE also offers two technical areas of concentration in the MS program: (1) nanomaterials; and (2) automotive materials.

    Concentrations (Optional) and Options Available

    • Nanomaterials — Thesis, Project
    • Automotive Materials — Thesis, Project
    Non-Course Requirements
    • Thesis Option: Satisfactory performance on a comprehensive oral examination administered by the faculty committee; (2) Completion of a written MS thesis.
    • Project Option: Any candidate may apply for a Project non-thesis option. Upon acceptance, a supervisory committee of three will be appointed. At least two members of the committee will be from the faculty in the major area. Students are not required to take a comprehensive exam as part of the degree requirements.


    Programme Structure

    Courses included:

    • Maintainability Engineering
    • Mathematical and Numerical Problem Solving Skills for Materials Scientists and Engineers
    • Fundamentals of Plastic Deformation
    • Laboratory Methods in Polymer Engineering
    • Smart Materials and Structures
    • Computational Plasticity and Micromechanics

    Key information


    • Full-time
      • 12 months

    Start dates & application deadlines


    30 alternative credits


    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    3 (recommended)
    GRE admission requirements GRE®

    Other requirements

    General requirements

    • The materials science and engineering program is flexible and interdisciplinary in nature. Students may be admitted from a wide range of disciplines. These include physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, nuclear engineering and engineering science programs.
    • Applicants for admission to the MS program in materials science and engineering are expected to have completed a bachelor’s degree in an area of engineering or science with a grade-point-average of at least 2.7 out of 4.00 (or 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study).
    • All applicants must submit scores from the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
    • After one year in residence and with the approval of the faculty, a student may proceed directly to the doctoral program without completion of a master’s degree.

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      31798 USD/year
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    • National

      31798 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 12 months.
    • In-State

      13380 USD/year
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      Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 12 months.

    Living costs for Knoxville

    885 - 1454 USD /month
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