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Materials Science and Engineering (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program 
Program Description

The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in MSE is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree as well as the Master of Science degree in MSE in a total of 5 years.  Students can leverage undergraduate coursework in MSE into a graduate degree through one additional year of coursework.  During the senior year, a student may take several technical electives and MSE technical electives at the graduate level.  After completing these graduate level courses, the student will receive credit toward their undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree. This program is not open to students who have completed a Bachelor's degree or an advanced degree from another institution.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

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.

College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Elsa I Morales
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elsa I Morales
Director of Graduate Studies
Pierre A Deymier
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Admission requirements:


  • Have completed at least 75 undergraduate credit hours at the time of application and 90 undergraduate credit hours at the time of entry into the AMP, with a cumulative GPA equal or above 3.3
  • Have completed least 12 units of undergraduate credit hours in MSE at The University of Arizona.
  • Have completed, or nearly completed the general education requirements at the time of application.
  • Submit an application to the graduate college at:




Standardized Tests

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Financial Aid
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Admissions Deadlines
  • Fall: June 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1499

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Accelerated Masters Program (AMP) requirements:                                                 

Course Requirements:

  •    27 units of regularly scheduled (A,B,C) graduate courses of which 15 units must be from the MSE department, including MSE 510 (Thermodynamics), MSE 572 – Kinetics.
  •    3 units of miscellaneous graduate courses (independent study or regularly scheduled graduate-level courses).   Only 1 unit of seminar (MSE 595a) will count towards the total misc. coursework requirement.   However, the student must be enrolled in seminar each semester*.  

30 Units Total.

Minor Requirements
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Student Handbook
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Last revised 30 Jun 2014