Materials Science and Engineering, Master of Science (M.S.)

Thesis option: 30 credits
Non-thesis option (scholarly paper): 30 credits

The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of course work and a scholarly research paper. All students must complete the Program Core requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements. The University of Maryland's Office of Advanced Engineering Education also offers a Professional Master of Engineering (M.E.) degree with a materials science and engineering option which requires 30 credits of graduate coursework and does not require a thesis.

Course Title Credits
ENMA650Nanometer Structure of Materials3
ENMA660Thermodynamics in Materials Science3
ENMA661Kinetics of Reactions in Materials3
ENMA671Defects in Materials3
or ENMA620 Polymer Physics
ENMA688Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering3
Thesis or Non-Thesis Requirements
Select one of the following:15
Master's Thesis Research
Advanced graduate courses
Independent Study (Complete a scholarly paper)
Advanced graduate courses
Total Credits30