Graduate Study
Materials Science Engineering (PhD)
Curriculum & Requirements

The following six 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.

First Year Core Courses

Fall Quarter

Winter Quarter

Spring Quarter

Additional Courses

Students take six additional courses, excluding 499.  Three must be 400-level courses, at least two of which must be MatSci courses.  Three must be engineering, mathematics or the physical sciences, selected with advisor approval.  Two of these six courses must constitute a recognizable minor.

Course offerings

General Topics


Computational MSE


Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials

Hard Materials

Soft and Hybrid Materials