• Application Deadline
  • 54 months
    Duration
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Overview

In the Materials Science and Engineering program from University of Arizona , emphasis is placed on metals, alloys, electronic and optical materials, ceramics, composites and biomaterials. Courses and research are provided in extraction, thermodynamics, kinetics, transport, microstructural characterization, physical properties, processing, and application.

Materials Science & Engineering

The science and engineering of materials hold the key to advances in many critical areas of high technology - from integrated circuits and chip carriers to turbine engines and optical waveguides. As a result, the field of Materials Science and Engineering abounds with scientific challenges critical to a broad variety of applications. Exciting times are ahead and MSE is poised to initiate new thrusts in optical materials, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and computational modeling of materials.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona has attracted a wide group of world class individuals to its faculty and has developed a pioneering and wide-ranging curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  Funding from the state, federal government and industry has provided modern facilities and supported research of ever expanding scope and magnitude.  We conduct research at both the campus setting and at our off-campus research facility, the Arizona Materials Laboratory (AML).

The department has exciting research programs in areas as diverse as high-tech ceramics, non-linear optical materials, sol-gel and biomimetic processing, and polymers in electronic packaging. It has a long tradition of excellence in extractive and physical metallurgy; the movement toward high-tech materials has not been made at the expense of this excellence, but rather as a complement to it.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 54 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

36 units of work in the major subject (MSE).  These units must include: 

  • 18 units of  regularly scheduled  classes.  This coursework shall include - MSE 510 - Thermodynamics, MSE  572 - Kinetics,  and at least 9  units of 500 level courses in the Department.   
  • 18 units of  non-graded work (including research, independent study or regularly scheduled graduate-level courses). 
  • Of these 18 non-graded units, the student must enroll in Colloquium, MSE 595a, during each Fall and Spring semester throughout their doctoral program of study. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum GPA  3.0
  • Official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.
  • In-State

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 54 months.
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Living costs for Tucson

  • 830 - 1140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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