The Catholic University of America

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Address:

620 Michigan Ave., N.E.

Washington, DC 20064

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Format: Online

Program Description:

The master's degree program in materials science and engineering is especially designed to serve the needs of the technical population in Washington, D.C. The program emphasizes advances in existing and emerging technologies in materials science which include:

    nanotechnology
    composite materials
    carbon nanotube-based materials and sensors
    biomaterials
    glasses, ceramics, and metallurgy
    magnetic and optical materials
    computational materials science

The curriculum will lead to the awarding of the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Materials Science and Engineering.

Candidates for the master’s degree in MSE must complete a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of graduate work. Two curricular options are available for completion of the master’s degree in MSE, either through coursework or through thesis.

    Coursework (i.e. non-thesis) master’s degree: Students completing the MS in MSE through the     coursework option will be required to complete all 30 semester credit hours required for graduation     through coursework with approval from the advisor.
    Thesis master’s degree: Students completing the MS in MSE through the thesis option will be able to     count up to six credits of thesis research towards satisfaction of the 30 semester credit hours required     for graduation. Credit for thesis research will be granted upon submission of the written thesis. The     remaining courses will be selected in consultation with an academic advisor.

Accreditation:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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