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Master of Materials Science and Engineering

Program Details

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia offers a Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering degree. The curriculum requires completion of 30 credits—there are a total of 10 required courses. At least 15 credit hours must be from courses taken at the University of Virginia and at least 18 must be Materials Science and Engineering courses or significantly similar to courses offered. These courses may be taken towards degree completion or for non-degree continuing credit. Students must complete the degree in seven years.

Classes are offered in both live and asynchronous formats. The live courses are taught in the late afternoon or early evening and are available via video conferencing to special sites in Virginia and outside of Virginia. Two-way video and audio communication is available during lectures so that students can have direct interaction in the classroom. Additionally, asynchronous lectures are video streamed and any student who misses a scheduled class due to work commitments can view the lecture on their own schedule. The program is open to individuals who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. In order to graduate, students must earn at least a C in all coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The student’s program of study should be submitted no later than the second semester of classes and must be approved by the faculty advisor. All programs must include the following core courses: Electronic and Crystal Structure of Materials (MSE 6010), Defects and Microstructure in Materials (MSE 6020), Thermodynamics & Phase Equilibria in Materials (MSE 6230), and Kinetics of Transport and Transformations in Materials (MSE 6240).

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges