Materials Science Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
48594 USD/year
48594 USD/year
28652 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. 


Programme Overview

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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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

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  • International

    48594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48594 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    48594 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48594 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    28652 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28652 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,357 per credit INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL: $2,297 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 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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