Future Graduate Students

Biomedical materials, metals, polymers, glasses, electronics: all are being tested and improved every day by materials engineers and scientists solving vital problems and advancing technology. Where will you make your contribution?

The University of North Texas’ Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers course work leading to

  • a STEM-designated Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering
  • a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Materials Science and Engineering
  • as well as a minor for students pursuing other degrees

The programs provide strong collaborative links with other universities and industries in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and research organizations throughout the country and the world.

You’ll have many opportunities to develop highly marketable skills in industries and areas such as:

  • Academia
  • Automotive engineering
  • Aviation
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electric power
  • Electronics
  • Environmental engineering

The department addresses the educational and technological challenges of creating, applying and characterizing new materials for manufacturing products in the 21st century. As part of your graduate studies, you will learn all aspects of modern materials and their characterization including metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic and optical materials.

View our graduate flyer to learn more.

MS in Materials Science & Engineering has been ranked #11 in 2021 Best Value Materials Engineering Master's Degree Schools.

Impacting the future

We are constantly assessing our degree programs with an eye on tomorrow’s marketplace. The College of Engineering is a pioneer in developing project- oriented curricula that allows you to apply knowledge in tangible real-world applications. The high quality of our state-of-the-art lab and research facilities are recognized nationwide.

With small class sizes, you will work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. You also can take advantage of the invaluable contacts we have with leading companies and corporate partners.

The department has 21 faculty members and 85 graduate students, plus well-equipped laboratories with outstanding technical support. Our research efforts span size scales from the microscopic to aircraft wings and from atomically precise manufacturing to assembly of hip implants. We have a number of active collaborations within the College of Engineering and with science departments at UNT.

We are located at Discovery Park, our 300-acre research facility where innovative, futuristic ideas are investigated daily — from the development of stealth unmanned vehicles to new energy-efficient lighting materials.


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