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Program at a Glance

Type
Online Master’s
College
Engineering and Computer Science

Costs
$327.32
Per Credit Hour

16
Week
Terms
30
Credit
Hours

Costs
$1,151.72
Per Credit Hour

16
Weeks
Terms
30
Credit
Hours
Best Engineering University 2023
Most Innovative University 2022


Study materials at the atomic level to meet the demands of our rapidly-changing world.

Materials scientists and engineers truly impact every person on the planet. Their work is leveraged to create machinery, develop processes and produce a huge variety of products in nearly every industry. Their work makes a difference in our homes, businesses, schools, industries and beyond.

When you earn your master’s in material science and engineering from UCF Online, you’ll become a true innovator. You’ll discover fresh uses for existing materials, develop new materials, and create more efficient machines and processes to speed up development. Your studies and research may include subjects like nanomaterials, biomaterials, material stability and degradation and much more.

Through UCF Online, you’ll have the option to pursue a thesis or a non-thesis option. Both allow you to pursue electives that are a great fit for your career. You’ll graduate ready to bring your inventive ideas to fruition as you advance your career as a materials scientist or engineer. To open exciting new doors, get started today to earn your master’s in materials science and engineering.

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Highlights

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Nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.
No GRE
No GRE Required.

Application Deadlines

Fall

July 1


Spring

December 1

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Application
Deadlines

Fall

July 1


Spring

December 1

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Course Requirements

In order to earn your MSMSE in Materials Science and Engineering, you’ll need to complete 30 credit hours of graduate course work.

Number of Core Classes

Students in the Materials Science and Engineering, MSMSE will complete a total of 30 credit hours towards their master’s degree — 15 credit hours toward required courses, 9 credits toward electives, and 6 credits toward either a thesis or non-thesis option.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Explore and analyze the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, reactions between condensed and gaseous phases as well as reaction equilibria in condensed solution and phase diagrams.

Commence in a critical examination of mass and thermal transport, phase transformations and Arrhenius rate processes.

Polymer Science and Engineering

Explore the structure and properties of polymers, preparation and processing of polymers, mechanical properties and their use in manufacturing and high tech applications.


Skills You’ll Gain

  • Conduct research on the properties and structures of materials to discover new or strengthen existing materials.
  • Employ computer modeling of material properties and responses to applied forces.
  • Direct others in the handling and examination of materials.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.


Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program combined with your professional experience will enable you to grow within your field. Some positions that may be available to you upon graduation include:

6,445

Annual Job Openings

$101.9K/yr

Median Salary for the Materials Engineering field nationwide

Source: Emsi Burning Glass – economicmodeling.com

Job Titles

  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Materials Consultant
  • Materials Production Researcher
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Product/Process Development Scientist

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Why UCF Online?

With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient, and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.



Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.

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