Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 30
CIP Code: 14.1801
Dept. Code: All Engineering Depts. except Computer Science and Engineering
Major/College Codes: MSE EN
Also offered as an Accelerated Major
Chemical & Biomedical Eng
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.
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