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    Apr 04, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.M.S.E.


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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 30
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 14.1801
Dept. Code: All Engineering Depts. except Computer Science and Engineering
Major/College Codes: MSE EN
Approved: 2001

Also offered as an Accelerated Major

Contact Information

Colleges: Engineering
Departments:
Chemical & Biomedical Eng
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The field of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) applies the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry to engineering materials, with a focus on the interrelationship between material structure, their properties, and the means by which they are processed. MSE impacts multiple facets of our economy, such as aerospace, electronics, transportation, communication, construction, recreation, entertainment, environment and energy. It is, by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. The goal of the M.S.M.S.E. major in Materials Science and Engineering is to provide a route for well‐qualified undergraduate students who desire in‐depth graduate‐level work including structured courses and research experience, in preparation for work in industry or for entrance into a relevant science or engineering Ph.D. major.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Civil, Materials Science, Ceramic, Metallurgy, Manufacturing, Polymer and other related engineering disciplines) or Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GRE with preferred minimum scores of V 50%, Q 50% and AW 50%.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

Curriculum Requirements


Core Requirements (5 Credit Hours)


Electives (19 Credit Hours Minimum)


Students will select electives in consultation with the Graduate Director.

Comprehensive Exam


Students in the non‐thesis track will complete a comprehensive exam. For students in the thesis track, the thesis and oral defense serve as the comprehensive exam.

Non-Thesis Option (6 Credit Hours)


At least 26 hours must be at the 6000 level with a maximum of 2 hours of Independent Study. For Non‐thesis Option six additional credit hours of elective courses is required in lieu of thesis hours.

Thesis Option (6 Credit Hours)


At least 16 credit hours must be at 6000 level with a maximum of 2 hours of Independent Study.

Accelerated Major


Also available as an Accelerated Majors  

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