Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

The School of Materials Science and Engineering provides an array of options to both the Undergraduate and Graduate students. The Graduate degrees offered include a MS in Materials Science and Engineering with three program options (thesis, non-thesis, and industrial internship).

Non-Thesis Option

Materials Science and Engineering Approved Electives18
Electives12
Total Credit Hours30
  1. Students must complete at least 24 hours of at least 6000-level or higher courses (a maximum of 6 hours of 4000-level courses may be applied).
  2. Non-thesis students may take a Special Problems course (MSE 8903) for research experience.

Thesis Option

Materials Science and Engineering Approved Electives12
Electives12
MSE 7000Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30
  1. Students must complete at least 12 hours of at least 6000-level or higher courses (a maximum of 6 hours of 4000-level courses may be applied).

Other Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering requirements

MSE 8801Special Topics (Seminar)1
Responsible Conduct of Research (Online CITI, if Thesis option)
Safety Seminar and MSE Safety Exam

Materials Science and Engineering Approved Electives list

MSE 6010Fundamentals of Functional Materials3
MSE 6105Diffraction Studies3
MSE 6110Transmission Electron Microscopy3
MSE 6120Quantitative Characterization of Microstructures3
MSE 6130Surface Analysis3
MSE 6403Kinetics of Phase Transformations3
MSE 6404Scattering Theory3
MSE 6405Advanced Nanomaterials3
MSE 6406Corrosion of Materials4
MSE 6407Biological Properties3
MSE 6510Polymers for Electronic and Photonic Applications I3
MSE 6600Advanced Polymer Processing3
MSE 6602Tensor Analysis and Mathematical Techniques for Materials3
MSE 6603Natural Polymers3
MSE 6750Preparation & Reactions of Polymers3
MSE 6751Physical Chemistry of Polymer Solutions3
MSE 6752Polymer Characterization4
MSE 6755Theoretical Chemistry of Polymers3
MSE 6768Polymer Structure, Physical Properties, and Characterization3
MSE 6774Biomaterials: Structure and Function3
MSE 6776Integrated Low-cost Microelectronics Systems Packaging3
MSE 6777Advanced Biomaterials3
MSE 6795Mathematical, Statistical, and Computational Techniques in Materials Science3
MSE 6796Structure-Property Relationships in Materials3
MSE 7140Impedance and Dielectric Spectroscopy3
MSE 7210Dislocation and Deformation Mechanics3
MSE 7420Solidification Processing3
MSE 7771Mechanics of Polymer Solids and Fluids3
MSE 7772Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics3
MSE 7774Fatigue of Materials and Structures3
MSE 8803Special Topics (Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)3
MSE 8803Special Topics (Advanced X-Ray Diffraction)3
MSE 8803Special Topics (Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion)3
MSE 8803Special Topics (Fundamentals of Nanomaterials & Energy)3
MSE 8803Special Topics (Biomaterials Properties)3
MSE 8903Special Problems1-21
ME 6104Computer-Aided Design3
ME 6124Finite-Element Method: Theory and Practice3
ISYE 6739Basic Statistical Methods3
BMED 6710Rational Design of Biomaterials3
CHEM 6172Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 6181Chemical Crystallography3
CHEM 6283Electroanalytical Chemistry3
CHEM 6382Computational Methods in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry3
CHEM 6752Polymer Characterization4
CHEM 6572Macromolecular Structure3
MATH 4347Partial Differential Equations I3
MATH 4348Partial Differential Equations II3
MATH 4255Monte Carlo Methods3

Teaching Assignments (TA) Requirements Policy

Teaching assignments are considered to be part of the graduate educational process, as it contributes to training graduate students as academics and in research; consequently, all graduate students (GRA) are required to participate in TA activities.

BS/MS Option

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) offers a BS/MS program for outstanding students who want to obtain a graduate degree in addition to their BS degree. The advanced degree provides the additional knowledge and specialization needed to further facilitate a technical career. As a participant in this program, students have an opportunity to work with individual faculty members on projects in one of the traditional or innovative research areas in MSE. See www.mse.gatech.edu for more details.