M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Engineering

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

24 months
25686 USD/year
25686 USD/year
9278 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology offers three options for students interested in completing their Master’s of Science in Materials Engineering, a Thesis Option and an Independent Study. Either of these can be incorporated into the department's five-year BS/MS program, or taken as traditional Masters Degrees.


Thesis Option

 The Thesis Option prepares students for high quality research (and is often preferred for admission into PhD programs around the country).

Full time Materials Engineering graduate students at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology must formalize an advisory committee that will consist of an academic advisor from the department and at least two additional members. The selection of an advisor must be completed by the end of the first semester while the remaining members of the committee along with thesis topic must be decided by the end of the second semester. Department faculty must not be in the minority in the committee. Part time or DE students must formalize their advisor by the time they complete 12 credits. The student must meet with his or her committee at least once per year.

Independent Study Option

The Indeoendent Study Option prepares students for a productive career as a practicing engineer.

A student may petition the department with the approval of the faculty to pursue a Master of Science degree with an Independent Study Option. The selection of committee members and the research topic must follow the same requirements as those for the Master’s Thesis Option.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Research
  • Foundations of Materials
  • Physical Ceramics
  • Crystal Chemistry and Crystal Physics
  • Nonlinear Dielectric Ceramics
  • Electronic Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The following are required for graduate applications:

  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Unofficial GRE scores
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students whose first language is not English. English Language Requirements
  • Recommendations letters (three)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12843 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    25686 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12843 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9278 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4639 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Socorro

845 - 1320 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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