FIU is a prime resource in materials science research, with facilities like the Motorola Nanofabrication Research Center in the Advanced Materials Research Institute and the Center for the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions.
Every year, graduate faculty and researchers conduct advanced studies in metals and ceramics, biomaterials, electronic materials, polymeric materials, alloys, nanomaterials, plasma spray, vibration attenuation, and advanced synthesis and processing techniques.
The Master of Science (MS) in Materials Science and Engineering is available in either a thesis or a non-thesis program.
Major Areas of Specialization
- Metals and Alloys
- Electronic Materials
- Polymers and Biomaterials
Prospective students must satisfy all university admission requirements as well as the specific program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend.
The program is available in both a thesis and a non-thesis option. Thesis students complete a minimum of 24 semester credit hours of course work, plus six semester credits of Master’s Thesis Research, as well as a Graduate Seminar. Non-thesis students shall complete a minimum of 27 semester credits of graduate course work, one semester of Graduate Seminar, and a three-credit graduate project. All students are required to pass a comprehensive final examination.