The Department of Materials Science & Engineering offers two types of graduate degrees:

For more information about degree programs and requirements, please see the Graduate Student Manual.

MSE graduate students may also declare a designated emphasis in one of several different related fields:

Designated Emphasis in Communication, Computation and Statistics
Designated Emphasis in Computational and Genomic Biology
Designated Emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering
Designated Emphasis in Energy Science and Technology
Designated Emphasis in Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Application Deadlines:


Online Application Deadline

(Application available early September 2019)

Doctor of Philosophy (MS/Ph.D., Ph.D.)

December 2, 2019
8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time

Masters of Engineering Program (M.Eng)

January 6, 2020
8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time

5th Year BS/MS Program

December 2, 2019*
8:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time

*Applications received by October 15th will have a decision in December. Decisions for applications submitted on December 2nd will be made starting in mid March.