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MSc Materials Science and Engineering – Accelerated Master’s Program

Materials Science and Engineering – Accelerated Master’s Program degree offered by the University of Arizona is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree as well as the Master of Science degree in MSE in a total of 5 years.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States


Students can leverage undergraduate coursework in MSE into a graduate degree through one additional year of coursework. During the senior year, a student may take several technical electives and MSE technical electives at the graduate level. After completing these graduate level courses, the student will receive credit toward their undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree. The Materials Science and Engineering – Accelerated Master’s Program degree offered by the University of Arizona is not open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from another institution.

Materials Science & Engineering

The science and engineering of materials hold the key to advances in many critical areas of high technology – from integrated circuits and chip carriers to turbine engines and optical waveguides. As a result, the field of Materials Science and Engineering abounds with scientific challenges critical to a broad variety of applications. Exciting times are ahead and MSE is poised to initiate new thrusts in optical materials, biomaterials, tissue engineering, nanotechnology and computational modeling of materials.

The Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona has attracted a wide group of world class individuals to its faculty and has developed a pioneering and wide-ranging curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Funding from the state, federal government and industry has provided modern facilities and supported research of ever expanding scope and magnitude. We conduct research at both the campus setting and at our off-campus research facility, the Arizona Materials Laboratory (AML).

The department has exciting research programs in areas as diverse as high-tech ceramics, non-linear optical materials, sol-gel and biomimetic processing, and polymers in electronic packaging. It has a long tradition of excellence in extractive and physical metallurgy; the movement toward high-tech materials has not been made at the expense of this excellence, but rather as a complement to it.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

  • 27 units of regularly scheduled (A,B,C) graduate courses of which 15 units must be from the MSE department, including MSE 510 (Thermodynamics), MSE 572 – Kinetics.
  • 3 units of miscellaneous graduate courses (independent study or regularly scheduled graduate-level courses). Only
  • 1 unit of seminar (MSE 595a) will count towards the total misc. coursework requirement.

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