Materials Science Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

24 months
45808 USD/year
45808 USD/year
27010 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science maintains a commitment to high-quality graduate education, which is consistent with its strong research focus. We offer a master degree in Materials Science Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. 


At the University of Pittsburgh, the department offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Materials Science Engineering. At the MS level, research and professional tracks are available. Graduate courses are typically offered in the evening, which facilitates part-time study.

The programs are oriented toward the transition of results from scientific and engineering disciplines to the solution of materials problems that impede technological progress. They are designed to educate engineers, providing them with the tools to become successful in research, development, production, management, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Some of the ongoing research programs are centered in several areas of advanced ceramics and metallurgy, including the following:
  • Corrosion and oxidation
  • High-temperature materials
  • Magnetic materials
  • Phase transformations in metallic and ceramic systems
  • Plastic deformation of metals and alloys
  • Thermomechanical processing of steels and other alloys
  • Thermodynamic properties of materials
  • Ceramic processing

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are required to submit official, original academic records from each academic institution (undergraduate and/or graduate) attended. 
  • In addition, in cases where the grade reports, academic record, examination results, or transcript do not attest to the awarding of a degree or other academic qualification, a certified copy of the original certificate or diploma awarding the degree or qualification must be submitted. 
  • Official, original academic credentials, certificates, or diplomas that are issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Personal copies of your records will not be regarded as official. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45808 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    45808 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45808 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    27010 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27010 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Materials Science Engineering
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