Materials Science and Engineering

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Master of Science

About the Program

From the automotive industry to the tech sector and every company in between, a Master of Science (MS) in Materials Science and Engineering will make you invaluable to an employer. At Case Western Reserve University, you’ll learn from leading experts about the properties and capabilities of composite materials, semiconductors, metals and ceramics. With renowned faculty serving as professors and mentors and a host of research facilities at your fingertips, you’ll be prepared to advance your career as a materials engineer and discover the most effective materials to create innovative products.

What to Expect

Choose one of three program options that best suits your needs: accelerated MS, professional MS or research MS.

In the one-year accelerated program, you’ll focus on data science and analytics—other in-demand disciplines that mesh well with materials science and engineering to help you develop your ability to interpret statistically significant relationships in materials structures. The flexible, part-time professional MS track allows you to continue your job while you pursue your education. You’ll choose a capstone project on a topic of your choice, which could even apply to your current job. And in the research MS, you’ll focus on growing your portfolio through conducting a pertinent research project and thesis, attending scientific conferences to present your work, and taking full advantage of all the research facilities on and around campus.

No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to learn both fundamentals and leading-edge skills, from additive manufacturing to failure analysis and beyond.
 

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Beyond the Classroom

At one of the nation’s leading research universities, you can bring your work to life in our more than 80 research facilities. Take, for example, the Swagelok Center for Surface Analysis of Materials, where you can perform nanoanalysis, or the Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center, where you can test mechanical reliability.

Amplify your resume by taking advantage of these facilities, where you’ll work with supportive faculty members who collaborate with you on projects. 

It’s not just faculty who offer their help—our alumni host events to help you network as you settle into your career at NASA Glenn Research Center, GE or any number of industry-leading companies located right here in Cleveland.


By the Numbers

#45

graduate engineering school, U.S. News & World Report

#13

commercialization of research, Brookings Institution

18th

contributions to innovation globally, Nature Index Innovation

60%

international students in the program

Admissions Requirements

Our program thrives when we have students with diverse perspectives and a range of educational, professional and life experiences. We look forward to learning more about you!

The application process requires:

  • Online application, including a statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (either already complete, or will be complete before you enroll)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Current resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Test scores for GRE (optional)
  • International applicants: Results of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE
     

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