M.Sc. On Campus

Materials Science and Engineering

Boston University

12 months
58560 USD/year
58560 USD/year
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The Master of Science Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University is designed to provide advanced training in materials.


Key facts

The Materials Science and Engineering program at Boston University requires students to establish the necessary foundation in solid-state materials, thermodynamics, and the kinetic processes of materials, in addition to advanced materials engineering coursework. All students are required to complete a practicum. Students may satisfy the practicum requirement by completing one of two courses or an approved project (non-thesis option). Alternatively, students may satisfy the practicum requirement by developing a research focus and carrying out original research that culminates in a written thesis (thesis option).

The program is designed to be completed by full-time students in one calendar year for students choosing the non-thesis option; part-time study is also permitted. Students choosing to complete a thesis should expect to complete the program in two years. Students who excel in the MSE MS program may be encouraged to apply to the MSE post-MS PhD program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Chemistry of Cell Structure and Machinery
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Biomaterials
  • Skeletal Tissue Mechanics
  • Biorheology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed electronic application
  • Application Fee of $95
  • Statement of Purpose (essay)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    58560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 58560 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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