The MS Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is designed to be an interdisciplinary program providing a rigorous education in the fundamentals of both Materials Science and Materials Engineering. The curriculum includes a core of materials science courses covering the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials. The core is supplemented by electives in materials chemistry, solid state physics, biomaterials, and engineering materials.

The program prepares graduate students for industrial positions in related fields and for PhD programs at other universities. Through the program, the students learn application of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and engineering to solve materials science related problems. The program emphasis is on fundamentals of materials science to enable students to practice as engineers and scientists to build a better tomorrow through innovations in materials science and engineering.

Program Highlights
  • Great opportunities for involvement in MSE research with faculty from various departments
  • Fellowships and paid research opportunities
  • Access to cutting edge research facilities in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) and the College of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS)
  • Opportunity to publish results of research with faculty renowned in their fields
  • Pipelines for pursuit of Ph.D.
  • Mentoring for success in academia or industry
  • Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles accessible by major freeways
Career Benefits
  • Prepared for industrial or governmental positions
  • Gateway to a Ph.D. program in MSE
  • Equipped with advanced knowledge of MSE topics
  • Equipped to work towards solving environmental challenges through innovations in MSE

For more information, please contact us at MSE-ECST@calstatela.edu