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Material Science, M.Sc.

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University rank #33 (ARWU) Chapel Hill, NC, United States
The Department of Applied Physical Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an interdisciplinary graduate program that brings together faculty members from chemistry, mathematics, physics and astronomy, and various departments across the University to engage in research and training in applications of the physical sciences.
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Students pursuing M.S. degree in materials science begin their studies with a core curriculum covering the fundamentals of materials, including their structures, surfaces, fabrication, thermodynamics, and materials science laboratory techniques. They continue with elective courses offered by the curriculum or the other departments as appropriate to their area of research concentration. Graduate students engage in research under the supervision of one of the participating materials science faculty in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure of Solids
  • Visualization in the Sciences
  • Materials Fabrication
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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).

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    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:


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General Requirements

The M.S. degree requirements include completion of a suitable set of courses, cumulative written comprehensive exams, a research project, and a final oral exam. The general regulations of The Graduate School govern credit hour, residency, and examination requirements.

M.S. students must pass three core exams and one specialty exam.

Topics for the specialty exams will be research areas represented in the materials science program at UNC–Chapel Hill; core exams cover the fundamental knowledge of materials science. All students are required to complete the comprehensive exam by the end of their second year.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13781 USD/semester
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  • National

    5554 USD/semester
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9 credits and above

Living costs for Chapel Hill

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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