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Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (BSMSE)

For details of our curriculum and our official curriculum sheet, visit the UK Course Bulletin.

For a quick overview of our course plan, download our unofficial Course Map.

To see a listing of all the courses we offer in Materials Engineering, see our Course Descriptions.

How to Apply: Applications are accepted through the University’s webpage.

 

Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering

The Ph. D. in Materials Science and Engineering requires 36 credit hours of graduate course work. Up to 12 credit hours may be waived for students with a prior MS degree in MSE or a related field. Four three-credit courses are required:

  • MSE 632 Advanced Materials Science
  • MSE 635 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MSE 650 Advanced Materials Thermodynamics
  • MSE 782 Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering

Remaining courses are elective and will be selected in conjunction with the student’s Major Professor. For a list of other courses offered in MSE and at UK, please see the Course Descriptions.

For more details, please see the UK MSE Graduate Student Handbook, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

How to Apply: Admission to the Ph.D. in MSE program is made entirely on the basis of a comprehensive review of each applicants record. Applications are accepted via the Graduate School’s webpage. International applicants must apply by February 1st. For all other applicants, priority consideration is given to applications received by February 1st.

 

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

The MS in MSE is offered on two plans: Plan A requires a research-based dissertation, while Plan B is entirely course-based. Plan A students must complete 24 credit hours of graduate coursework plus at least 6 credit hours of research. Plan B students must complete 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. Four three-credit hour courses are required:

  • MSE 632 Advanced Materials Science
  • MSE 635 Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • MSE 650 Advanced Materials Thermodynamics
  • MSE 782 Special Problems in Materials Science and Engineering (ONLY REQUIRED for PLAN A students)

Remaining courses are elective and will be selected in conjunction with the student’s Major Professor. For a list of other courses offered in MSE and at UK, please see the Course Descriptions.

For more details, please see the UK MSE Graduate Student Handbook, or contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

How to Apply: Admission to the M.S. in MSE program requires a minimum combined (Quantitative plus Verbal) GRE score of 300, and is made based on a comprehensive review of each applicants academic record. Applicants interested in the Plan A MS program must clearly indicate so in their personal statement, and include a clear description of their research interests. Applications are accepted via the Graduate School’s webpage. International applicants must apply by February 1st. For all other applicants, priority consideration is given to applications received by February 1st.