Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
Illinois Tech’s Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering offers a rigorous program preparing students to become leaders in this fast-growing industry. Materials engineers produce new and better materials that will revolutionize health care, information technologies, and energy.
Students will be part of such cutting-edge research as energy materials for solar cells, fuels cells, or batteries; smart materials for sensors, actuators, or microphones; and biological materials for prosthetic bones or joints.
This program will advance your knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research in preparation for careers in industrial research and development, in addition to providing a foundation for doctoral studies.
The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering will prepare you for cutting-edge research focusing on materials processing, crystal growth, energy storage, mechanical properties, and alloy development. Advance your knowledge in the field through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research.
Our Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:
- Materials engineer
- Materials scientist
- Project engineer
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering curriculum will advance your knowledge in the field of materials science and engineering through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research.
After completing your thesis, you will be required to pass an oral comprehensive examination.
Admissions requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.
Vignyatha Tatagari received the 2021 Fear Fellowship for her research in improving the design of lithium-metal batteries.Vignyatha Tatagari (M.S. MSE '21, Ph.D. MSE Candidate)