Master of Materials Science and Engineering
The Master of Materials Science and Engineering (MMME) is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline who wish to pursue a graduate degree in materials science and engineering. The strengths of the NC State program include nanostructured and thin film materials. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.
Associate Director of Distance Education Programs, College of Engineering
(What will I learn?)
To earn the Master of Materials Science and Engineering a student must complete 30 credit hours (10 courses) of graduate level engineering course work.
Course work must include 18 to 21 credit hours of materials science and engineering (MSE) courses.
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)
Admission to the Master of Materials Science and Engineering requires:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in an engineering discipline with an overall GPA of 3.0/4.0
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE scores are recommended but not required
The TOEFL or IELTS scores (no more than two years old) are required for international applicants unless they have completed one year of study at a university in the United States, Canada or Great Britain.
Graduate School application deadlines:
- Fall semester: June 25 (US citizens); March 1 (Internationals)
- Spring semester: November 25 (US citizens); July 15 (Internationals)
- Summer I: March 25 (US citizens); December 15 (Internationals)
- Summer II: May 10 (US citizens): December 15 (Internationals)
Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)
The program consists of 30 credit hours. A full-time graduate student may take 9 credit hours of course work per semester; part-time students typically take 3 or 6 credit hours of course work per semester. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of enrolling in the first course which appears on the NC State graduate transcript. All students must comply with Graduate School regulations for continuous registration or must request a leave of absence not to exceed one year.
Students who are employed full-time may enroll in only two courses per semester. It is highly recommended that new students enroll in just one course during their first semester.
Students are assigned an academic advisor and work with this advisor to develop an individual Plan of Graduate Work. Some specialty areas have specific course requirements.
(When can I start?)
To register for Engineering Online courses, visit the Engineering Online Registration website.
Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)
Tuition Level: Graduate EOL (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate COE Fee, Graduate Ed/Tech