The Department of Materials Science and Engineering awards the M.S. (thesis required) and the M.Eng. (non-thesis) in materials science and engineering. Candidates for these degrees must hold, or be pursuing, a degree in any branch of engineering, physics, chemistry, geological science, or mathematics.
The Materials Science and Engineering program of Virginia Tech offers specializations in:
- structure and properties of crystalline and non-crystalline materials,
- materials synthesis, processing, and fabrication,
- theoretical understanding and computer modeling of materials structures, properties and processes,
- phase transformations,
- thermodynamics and phase equilibria,
- diffusion and kinetics of solid state reactions
- mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical, and magnetic property characterization of all material types
- microelectronic and optoelectronic materials.
- Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Fundamentals
- Mathematical Methods in Materials Research
- Structure and Properties of Materials
- Powder Processing
- Advanced Materials Thermodynamics
- Diffusion and Kinetics
- 12 months
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- The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Department encourages applications from students with undergraduate backgrounds in materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics, geology, and most fields of engineering
- GPA: In general, the MSE Department normally expects applicants to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or better for either the B.S. degree program or the last 60 hours of course work
- GRE: Students applying to MSE must take the GRE. We would like our applicants to have scores of at least 150 on Verbal, 155 on Quantitative, and a 4.0 on the Analytical Writing section. However, it is fine to apply if your scores don't meet these minimums. We will view your entire application in order to make our decision
- TOEFL/IELTS: International applicants must take the TOEFL unless they have completed a degree at an English speaking university
International18942 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
National18942 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9471 USD per semester during 12 months.
In-State9398 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4699 USD per semester during 12 months.
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