M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

University of Houston

12 months
11232 USD/year
11232 USD/year
5136 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Materials Science and Engineering program at the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary program with faculty from Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering Departments. In addition, significant collaboration occurs with the materials faculty in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.


The principal objectives of the Materials Science and Engineering program at the University of Houston may be summarized as follows: to study the mechanical, optical, electrical and electronic behavior of engineering and engineered materials used in all engineering applications. The specific areas covered by this program range from metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites for advanced mechanical/aerospace engineering applications to thin films and coatings for electronics and superconducting ceramics for energy-related applications.


Recent technological and economic developments, emphasized by the urgent need for new energy sources, have led to increasing demands for materials, which have unusual engineering properties and applications. From both the technical and economic points of view, it is recognized that the controlling factor in these developments is frequently a materials problem. These concerns are further compounded by growing difficulties in assuring continuous availability of various strategic materials. For these reasons, the need for research and graduate education in materials engineering has never been greater.

Because of its broad interdisciplinary nature, and its strong relationship with many engineering disciplines, the Materials Science and Engineering Program leads to an interdisciplinary degree in the Cullen College of Engineering. Relevant research and teaching facilities, however, are developed by individual engineering departments, where continuous efforts are made to expand and to strengthen materials engineering research and graduate programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Internship in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Polymer Viscoelstcty & Failure
  • Superconductor Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, materials science, metallurgy, physics, chemistry, geology or closely related fields of physical sciences
  • TOEFL scores for all students whose native language is not English
  • GRE General scores
  • Students on F-1 or J-1 visas are required by U.S. law to be enrolled as full-time students.
  • Only full-time students are eligible to receive financial support from the University in the form of scholarships, academic fellowships, teaching fellowships or assistantships, research fellowships or assistantships, or other comparable forms of support
  • Up to 6 credit hours of course work (post-baccalaureate) may be transferred from another institution with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies
  • UH Graduate School Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Scanned copies of official transcript will be used for the application evaluation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5616 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    11232 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5616 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2568 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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