24 months
28980 USD/year
28980 USD/year
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Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Master's in Materials Science provides a comprehensive source of knowledge to enhance the skill sets of practice-oriented engineers.


This "graduate-level only" Materials Science program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is rich in information needed for industrial applications embedded in materials technology. Most industrial sectors that are involved in materials processing and manufacturing, including electronics, biotech, automotive, aerospace, chemicals and energy generation can benefit from our materials engineering program. As a student, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to push the boundaries of energy and materials sustainability needed for economic growth. Trained students will be able to leverage their professional expertise in materials engineering and meet their career goals.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform detailed thermodynamic and kinetic calculations to refine processes that are both scientifically and technologically viable and cost-effective
  • Select materials to maximize functionality and performance while minimizing costs using structural and functional materials derived from metals, ceramics and polymers 
  • Learn about advanced characterization techniques, modelling methods, measurement and data analytics.
  • Gain application specific knowledge in additive manufacturing, ICME & process modelling, metal processing, mechanical metallurgy, materials characterization, surface engineering, energy storage and materials sustainability.
  • Produce designs which are optimized for materials utilization and remanufacturing so that they can be made more quickly and at a lower cost
  • Understand the relationship between materials processing, its structure and properties and the application for maximized performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials 
  • Properties and Performance of Engineering Materials 
  • Advanced Thermodynamics  
  • Analytical Methods in Materials Engineering  
  • Mechanical Behavior and Fracture of Materials  

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
165 (quantitative)
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your qualifications for pursuing graduate study are required. Please invite your recommenders to submit their letters electronically via the online application.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Video Interview required for International Students only

Tuition Fee

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    28980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28980 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28980 USD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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