Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering is a broad course of study with five different from which to choose. This program is delivered through the university’s College of Engineering and administered under the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The field of Materials Science and Engineering applied the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry to engineering materials, placing a special emphasis on the interrelationship between material structure, their properties, and the means by which they are processed.

As previously mentioned, the interdisciplinary nature of Materials Science and Engineering made the creation of five different concentrations necessary, which students can choose to pursue based on their personal interests and professional goals. These five concentrations are General Studies, Metal Materials, Polymer Materials, Structural Materials, and Electronic Materials. All of these concentrations are non-thesis programs, and consist of ten courses, or 30 credits. The field of Materials Science and Engineering has significant impact on multiple facts of the economy, including aerospace, electronics, transportation, communication, construction, recreation, entertainment, environment, and energy. Due to its broad nature, graduates of this program may expect a wide variety of employment opportunities, with the most common work settings including research development, academia, national and industrial labs. Graduates of this program may possess knowledge and skills necessary to develop new materials, processes and fundamental research on the interrelationship between processing, structure, and properties of assorted materials.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a strong background in engineering or science with at least a B average (GPA=3.0/4.0) for all upper-division undergraduate coursework.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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