Graduate Curricula

 Master of Science (M.S.), Materials Engineering (on-campus residency)

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.

To express an interest in the Materials Engineering on-campus graduate program, please contact us.

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

   Master of Materials Engineering (M.Mtl.E) (off-campus program)

The M.Mtl.E. degree is intended for those who expect to enter the engineering profession at an advanced level or are practicing engineers wishing to gain additional fundamental knowledge in the materials field. Emphasis in this distance-learning degree program is on professional development; campus residency is not required. Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree in engineering or science. The requirements for the degree are 33 credit hours, including a final engineering report. Students receive self-paced instruction through videotape and computer-based graduate courses. The College of Engineering Graduate Outreach Program administers the degree program in conjunction with the Materials Engineering program.

To express an interest in the Materials Engineering distance-learning graduate program, please contact usor visit the College of Engineering Graduate Outreach Program website.

 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Materials Engineering

The doctoral program requires students to pass qualifying oral examinations prior to taking comprehensive examinations. The program is arranged on an individual basis and consists of at least 60 credit hours. A Ph.D. student’s schedule usually consists of at least one academic year of coursework and one year of research beyond the master’s level. Students admitted to the doctoral program are required to take a general comprehensive examination with two years after entering the program. The doctoral degree can be completed within three to four years following the bachelor’s degree.

To express an interest in the Materials Engineering doctoral program, please contact us.

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

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011