Materials Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University

12 months
38691 USD/year
35439 USD/year
12935 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Obtaining a Materials Science and Engineering degree program from The Ohio State University can be very rewarding, both for your career and for you personally. 

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The challenges you'll tackle and the mentoring you'll receive will prepare you to take your place at the cutting edge of technology.

Our tight-knit department lends a small-school feel with all the advantages that a large research university can offer. A diverse student body brings together people from many cultural and academic backgrounds providing an innovative environment. Over $17 million per year in research funding is added to this mix to explore the field of materials science.

Materials Science and Engineering program highlights from The Ohio State University 

  • Over 90% of our graduate students receive full payment of tuition and research costs
  • Monthly stipend provided year-round for the duration of the degree
  • 85% of health insurance premiums provided for all Graduate Research Associates
  • Highly-ranked program with internationally-respected faculty
  • Close ties to industry (nearly 100% job placement within six months of graduation)
  • Starting salaries for our MS and PhD graduates are often in excess of $60,000 and $70,000, respectively!
  • Department research budget of over $17 million annually
  • Access to extensive world-class research facilities, both in-house and university wide

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering Materials
  • Individual Studies in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Group Studies in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Structure and Characterization of Materials
  • Thermodynamics of Materials
  • Modeling and Simulation Lab 
  • Structure and Characterization Lab
  • Transformation and Processing of Materials

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
153 (verbal)
155 (quantitative)
4 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38691 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38691 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35439 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35439 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12935 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12935 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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