Materials Science and Engineering MS Degree

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Master's Degree
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply

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Overview

The master's program provides training in solid-state fundamentals and materials engineering at a more advanced level than the undergraduate program. It is a terminal degree.

The health and vitality of our department and the quality of our research depend most heavily on the quality of our graduate students. It is one of our top goals to continue to attract the best and brightest students from the U.S. and around the world. We feel that the mixture of a core curriculum in materials science and engineering fundamentals and leading-edge, independent research is exceptional preparation for future scientists and engineers. The open, flexible environment coupled with the breadth of materials-related research at Stanford and the Bay Area lead to a fantastic array of materials research opportunities. Life as a graduate student is not totally about research and structured learning, however. Stanford University and the San Francisco Bay Area offer a host of artistic, athletic, social and cultural activities. We are looking for eager, bright and motivated students to take advantage of these many opportunities. If this interests you, please apply.

Admissions

For admissions information, please review the department’s admissions page. For any questions regarding admission, please contact the department at msestudentservices@stanford.edu.

Program details

Most part-time students take an average of 3 to 5 years to complete the 45-unit requirement. You must complete a Master's degree within 5 years of starting the program.

Note that while courses of this degree can be completed online, this depends heavily on your program plan, area of focus, and the course offerings for any given academic quarter. You may find it helpful to compare the degree requirements with SCPD’s typical course offerings to see how much of this degree can be completed online.

For degree requirements, please review either the department’s graduate handbook or explore degrees. We also recommend visiting the FAQs page.

Tuition

For course tuition and fees, please click Tuition & Fees.

HCP Handbook

To learn more about the policies, procedures, and logistics of being a HCP student, please review our Honors Cooperative Program Handbook