The graduate programs in the department are designed to provide advanced study in the fields of materials properties, materials structures, and materials processing. 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.
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.
Minimum GPA 3.0
3 letters of recommendation
Statement of purpose
International applicants must also provide:
Minimum TOEFL (interned-based): 79
Minimum TOEFL (paper-based): 550
Minimum IELTS (overall band score): 7
Required test(s): GRE (international students)
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet-based); 550 (paper-based)
Minimum IELTS: 7
Research assistantships (please contact research professors directly for RA positions)
Tuition and registration scholarships available for qualified students
1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1499
M.S. Degree Program, Thesis Option
M.S. Degree Program, Non-thesis Option
30 Units Total