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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

M.S. Program in Materials Science

All students are required to complete a total of 33 credit hours, including research and thesis preparation credits. This requirement includes the following 18 credit hours of core courses:

  • CHM 545     Mathematical Methods
  • MSE 530     Materials Science
  • MSE 533     Polymers and Polymer-Based Composite Materials
  • MSE 535     Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • MSE 575     Instrumentation for Materials Science
  • PHY 580     Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists

In addition to the core courses, students must complete nine (9) hours of approved technical electives and a minimum of six (6) hours of research in Materials Science courses. Preparation of a thesis and oral thesis defense is required. Students are expected to present their findings at local and national conferences and to participate in related workshops and short courses as determined by the research adviser.

M.S. Degree Curriculum

First Semester Fall Courses Credit Hours
MSE 530 Materials Science
3
MSE 533 Polymers and Polymer-Based Composite Materials
3
CHM 545 Mathematical Methods
3
Second Semester Spring Courses
Credit Hours
MSE 535 Electronic and Photonic Materials
3
PHY 580 Quantum Mechanics for Materials Scientists
3
Elective- See List Below
3
Third Semester Fall Courses
Credit Hours
MSE 575 Instrumentation for Materials Science
3
Technical Elective
3
MSE 697 Research I
3
Fourth Semester Spring Courses
Credit Hours
Technical Elective (see list below)
3
MSE 799 Thesis Research
3
Total Hours: 33


M.S. Technical Electives

Technical Electives
Courses Possible Fall Possible Spring
MSE 609 Introduction to Computational Materials
X
MSE 703 Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion
X
MSE 704 Thin Film Phenomena
X
MSE 660 Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
X
MSE 607 Materials for Naotechnology
X
PHY 653/EEN 663 Solid State Physics/Solid State Devices
X
CHM 663 Spectroscopy
X
PHY 675 Electricity and Magnetism
X
EEN 650 Microelectromechanical Devices
X
MATS 635 Optical Materials
X
CHM 663 Spectroscopy
x