Materials Sciences, M.Sc. | Kent State University | Kent, United States
12 months
17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
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The Master of Science degree in Materials Sciences from Kent State University provides students with extensive scientific training, cutting-edge research opportunities and engineering skills necessary for a variety of careers in academy and industry. 

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Program faculty and students conduct research through Kent State's participating departments and the Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute. Such research includes liquid crystal synthesis and molecular design; properties of liquid crystals and related advanced materials; lyotropic liquid crystals and bio-related materials; opto-electronics; and nanoscience and nanotechnologies. These important research foci are inherently interdisciplinary.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this Materials Sciences from Kent State University will be able to:

  • Develop an advanced understanding of the fundamental science of soft materials and ability to apply acquired knowledge of physical and chemical properties of advanced soft materials and devices such as liquid crystals, polymers, colloids and active matter.
  • Gain experience in presenting scientific data in research publications, articles, posters and oral presentations.
  • Apply acquired knowledge to the development of new soft materials, new theories and effects and advanced materials such as liquid crystal-based devices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Characterization of Soft Matter
  • Physics of Soft Matter
  • Chemistry of Soft Matter
  • Applications of Soft Matter
  • Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological Light Microscopy
  • Inorganic Materials Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Effective for spring admission, a résumé or curriculum vitae will be required
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Submission of GRE scores (general and subject test in physics or chemistry) is not required, but strongly recommended
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 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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