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Overview

By fostering a multidisciplinary approach, MSE degree programs strive to endow students with the tools to strategically question current design paradigms and drive innovative materials and manufacturing solutions across a diverse range of technological sectors. 

Motivated by modern materials challenges in energy, computing, transportation, impact protection, robotics, and global health care, MSE programs’ comprehensive, experiential training is designed to arm graduates with a modernized skill set tailored to confront those challenges head-on.

Materials Science and Engineering at Colorado State University is designed to engage students with:

  • Active hands-on training in the latest materials characterization and computational methods, materials-focused intellectual property protection and technology transfer, and professional soft skill development.
  • Enhanced educational opportunities promoted through industry partnerships, facilitating internships and class time spent in active commercial manufacturing labs.
  • A diverse core of faculty mentors driving advances in controlling structure at the nanoscale, predictive property modeling, high performance metal, polymer and ceramic composites, photovoltaics, and additive manufacturing.

Student Employment

All applicants to the M.S. Plan A in Materials Science and Engineering are considered for available GRA, GTA and GSA appointments. Applicants should clearly indicate in their Statement of Purpose, their interest in active research areas and/or particular research labs in the departmen

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials Technology Transfer
  • Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Materials Structure and Scattering
  • Materials Science & Engineering Methods: Computational Materials Methods
  • Mechanical Behaviors of Materials
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Thesis
  • Professional Development Seminar

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    80

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    550

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    58

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Academic Requirements

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

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General Requirements

  • One official transcript of all collegiate work completed post-high school.  Additionally separate transcripts are not required for study abroad credits if the GPA and credits are recorded on the transcript of the university that sponsored the study abroad experience. CSU transcripts are not required. 
  • Any other materials that individual departments or programs may require of applicants.
  • Regardless of citizenship, applicants may be required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency, if they do not have a degree from an institution where the primary language of instruction is English.

Tuition Fee

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    28424 USD/year
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    13156 USD/year
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
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