About Us

Welcome to our Department


The faculty and staff of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcome you to our department.  We hope that your visit to our web page is informative whether you are simply browsing to learn more about us or whether you are interested in our degree programs, our areas of research expertise or our excellent facilities.  We are currently experiencing considerable growth as a department and it is an exciting time at the University of North Texas.  We pride ourselves on having a collegial, open door environment where student development is a primary focus. We are first and foremost an educational institution and students are our number one priority.

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Academic programs and environment

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is a high-caliber program that attracts attention from across the nation. It boasts small classes and qualified, approachable faculty, and its supportive learning environment inspires high academic achievement.

The MTSE department offers undergraduate and graduate level education with three degrees:

Each path follows innovative curriculum that addresses the educational and technological challenges of creating, applying and characterizing new materials for the 21st century, with training in all aspects of modern materials including metals, ceramics, polymers, electronic and optical materials and materials characterization.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to provide a high quality education to our diverse student population through excellence and innovation in teaching and research in order to serve the scientific and engineering needs of the state of Texas and the nation.  This will be achieved by a balance of formal course work, practical laboratory training, and research projects that encompass both the basic science and the applied aspects of materials science and engineering.

For more information on our department and environment, see our Strategic Plan and the MTSE Constitution.  We also follow UNT's mission of advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged citizens of the world and the University's Vision.

Faculty and students

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering is diverse, welcoming students from across the world. MTSE students work hard and excel academically. They are serious about research and advancement opportunities, and their focus pays off with scholarships, awards, grants, and employment. Student success is also driven by the department's talented faculty, which includes award-winning researchers who pride themselves on being open, approachable mentors to each student.

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The University and region

UNT is the nation’s 26th largest public university and offers about 36,000 students many opportunities, both academically and socially. Its diverse, bright students come from 140 countries and 49 states for UNT’s high-quality academic reputation and the region’s dynamic growth and culture. Dallas-Fort Worth is the nation’s second largest technology corridor and the fourth largest metropolitan area, and it is home to many of the nation’s fastest growing cities, which makes for a continually growing number of employment and partnership opportunities.

To learn more about UNT or about visiting campus, check out Visiting UNT for history, maps, directions and more.