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Materials Science and Engineering Master's Program

Program Details


Master of Engineering or Master of Science


On campus


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Spur the technological advances that will shape the modern world with a highly valued master’s degree.

Best Grad Schools U.S. News & World Report - Engineering 2024Companies and governments across the globe need impactful solutions to vital issues like sustainability, materials utilization, environmental resource disposal and more. A master’s degree in materials science and engineering from Stevens is a launching pad to a fulfilling career in materials sciences. You’ll gain a theoretical foundation in current topics like energy, biomedicine and nanotechnology, and apply your knowledge under the tutelage of top-notch professors in Stevens’ state-of-the-art laboratories and centers.

Upon graduation, you’ll emerge with the credentials and experience to thrive in roles such as research scientist, product engineer and applications specialist for leading public and private organizations, including Rudolph Technologies, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, and Bechtel.


The Stevens Advantage: Widen Your Career Options

Stevens offers both the master of engineering and master of science degree in a curriculum flexible enough to suit your current needs and your future goals. And Stevens’ location just 15 minutes from New York City gives you access to networking opportunities and internships with top companies and organizations seeking top tech talent.

Chemical Engineering student and facultyLearn more about what makes graduate education from Stevens a unique experience:

  • Graduate Cooperative Education Program: Available with two tracks, your co-op experience can serve as a starting point for a research project or augment your on-campus research with complimentary experience.

  • International Student Experience: Tap into our expanding worldwide network of research, academic and alumni partners and mentor with our expert faculty in a number of federally-designated STEM degree programs. Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is available to gain work experience in your major/field of study.

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: Build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Research Opportunities: Renowned faculty, labs and research centers – as well as industry partnerships and funding from leading national agencies – support strategic and interdisciplinary research in engineering and science.

The chemical engineering and materials science department facilitates research in fields such as sustainable energy and issues related to our finite materials resources and the impact of materials utilization and disposal on the environment.

Hands-On Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Research

At Stevens, you have the ability to join research groups with students at a variety of levels of experience, and outstanding faculty so you can learn cutting-edge technology as a team, just like in the real-world. In our state-of-the-art research labs and facilities, you'll have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

There is also the option for electives in Biofuels, Sustainable Energy, Soft Matter Physics, Surface and Nanostructure Characterization and more.

Chemical Engineering and Materials Science student working with machinery. More opportunities for Stevens graduate students include:

Find out more about life as a chemical engineering graduate student at Stevens by visiting the links below.

Program Admission Requirements

Graduate Programs That Advance Your Career

A recruiter and a Stevens student shake hands at a career event.The materials science master's program develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success in a variety of roles like:

  • Research Scientist

  • Lead Engineer

  • Research Fellow

  • Product Engineer

  • R&D Engineer

  • Applications Specialist

Our graduates have been hired at: Applied Materials, Rudolph Technologies, Avon, Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, MIT, Bechtel

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