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.

Program Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

Our Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Materials engineer
  • Materials scientist
  • Project engineer

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.

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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.