12 months
15456 USD/year
15456 USD/year
9090 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Materials Science and Engineering program at Rutgers University offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in all areas and classes of materials.


About the Program

The Materials Science and Engineering program at Rutgers University has particular strengths in the areas of materials characterization and materials synthesis with the materials being applied to many important technological areas. These include nanotechnology, energy storage, biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics, plasmonics, glass and structural ceramics, polymer recycling and sustainable materials.

Materials research is interdisciplinary by its nature and this is reflected in our graduate faculty that span many departments and schools at Rutgers. We have well equipped laboratories with specialized instruments for materials characterization and synthesis. These laboratories are spread across several buildings, some of which were constructed specifically to house the department and its instrumentation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Thermodynamics of Materials Systems
  • Theory of Solid-State Materials
  • Kinetics of Materials Systems
  • Advanced Powder Processing
  • Structural Defects in Solids

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants should have a B.S. degree from an accredited college with at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA (preferably >3.2). Successful applicants will have high scores on the GRE test (especially the quantitative score), and two or more letters of recommendation are required.
  • The personal statement is extremely important in the selection of applicants, because it is a chance for the applicant to describe his or her goals. For research degrees in enables us to see if there is a good match in his or her interest with available funded projects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15456 USD/year
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  • National

    15456 USD/year
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  • In-State

    9090 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9090 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 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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