Master of Science Materials Engineering

The Master of Science curriculum is intended for those who seek advanced knowledge in materials science or engineering for a career in research or other professional practice. The core program consists of 30 semester credit hours that expose students to materials topics such as mechanical properties, materials structure, materials thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrical, optical and magnetic properties of materials. Successfully passing a qualifying examination prior to taking the comprehensive examination and a thesis are required components of the graduate program. The master's degree program can be completed in one to two years.

Materials Engineering Program Requirements:

  • In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, all students who intend to graduate with an MS must present a seminar in the Graduate Seminar Series course.
  • Students intending to graduate with an MS must submit their written thesis to their major advisor no less than 10 working days before their thesis or dissertation defense.

To express an interest in the Materials Engineering on-campus graduate program, please send an email to Dr. Z.Y. Cheng (chengzh @

Questions about admissions requirements should be directed to the Auburn University Graduate School:

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016