• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a unique Materials Design and Innovation program on the use of materials informatics that links experimental and computational perspectives of materials science and engineering. Academically qualified students from all fields of science and engineering are welcome to apply.

What career opportunities are there for MDI graduates?

Graduates of MDI will leave the University at Buffalo prepared to work in a wide range of technologies, including microelectronics, aerospace, biotechnology, energy, data analytics and software sectors of the economy. The interdisciplinary training for students will prepare students for a wide array of professional opportunities including careers in research, teaching, business entrepreneurship and public policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      4 years

  • Credits
    72 alternative credits

    hours

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

  • The curriculum consists of the traditional and classical core foundations of materials science subjects but taught from the perspective of statistics, interpretation of databases and data mining methods. 
  • Beyond these core foundations, new distinctive courses in materials science that cover materials informatics, advanced computing methods and machine learning, robotics for materials engineering and an integrated “atoms to device” experimental development laboratory are offered. 
  • PhD students will also interface with UB’s new Computational Data-enabled Science and Engineering graduate program, providing intensive training in all facets of computational data science that would be of value to both experimental and computational materials scientists.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    55

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • All applicants must complete an online application, upload transcripts, and provide a personal statement and resume. GRE scores are required for admission to the PhD program. Letters of Recommendation are required for the MS and PhD programs. International students are required to submit proof of English language proficiency.
  • Applications are strongly encouraged to be submitted by February 15th to receive full consideration for Fall entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11310 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Buffalo

  • 920 - 1560 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Scholarships
    • University at Buffalo Presidential Fellowships
    • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
    • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowships
    • Fulbright Programs
    • Western New York Prosperity Fellowship Program

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