Graduate Study
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Materials Science Engineering (PhD)
Curriculum & Requirements

The following five courses comprise the graduate core curriculum in materials science and engineering and are to be taken in sequence by all students in their first three quarters (excluding summer) of graduate study.

Core Courses

Fall Quarter (1st Year)

Winter Quarter (1st Year)

Spring Quarter (1st Year)

Additional Courses

Students take ten additional courses, two of which constitute a recognizable minor and four of which must be in materials science at the 400 level or above. The other courses are appropriate to the specialization or are useful for dissertation research.

General Courses

Computational MSE Courses

Characterization Courses

Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials Courses

Hard Materials Courses

Soft and Hybrid Materials Courses