Cal State LA offers an interdisciplinary Master's program providing a rigorous education in the fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. Elevate your career and drive innovation with research projects from our dedicated faculty.
Anyone with a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or other natural sciences is eligible for our program - from recent graduates to early and mid-career engineering, science and research professionals.
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Great opportunities for involvement in research with interdisciplinary faculty
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Opportunity to publish results of research with faculty renowned in their fields
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Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles, Cal State LA is easily accessible by major freeways.
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Access to cutting edge research facilities at the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) and the College of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS)
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Our tuition and fees are 50% - 80% lower than the other universities in Southern California. U.S. News & World Report recognized Cal State LA for its affordability, ranking among the top 10 in the West for graduates with the least debt.
At our top ranked engineering program, a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Cal State LA is a great value for the quality education you will receive.
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- Equipped with advanced knowledge of MSE topics
- Prepared for industrial or governmental positions
- Ready to pursue a Ph.D. degree in MSE or related fields
- Equipped to work towards solving environmental challenges through innovations in MSE
I chose to attend Cal State LA to pursue my Master’s in MSE because the ongoing research in the program fascinated me. In addition, I made real connections with the understanding and supportive faculty who see their students as complete people with real responsibilities and not just bodies sitting at desks with perfect lives. The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory (AM2L) on campus really caught my attention. Being on the cutting edge of innovation provides an elevated feeling of fulfillment doing research. Also, my MSE cohort is made up of equal numbers of men and women, who have a collective aspiration to push themselves to do more.
Cecilia Pena, 2019 Cohort
GRE and Recommendation letters are NOT required
Minimum GPA of 2.75
(Promising applicants with GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 may be admitted and are encouraged to apply)