Materials Science (M.S.)

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We offer degrees to qualified students interested in interdisciplinary research with an emphasis on the synthesis, characterization and utilization of nanoscale materials.  All MSP students learn about the interplay of structure, processing, characterization, and properties of materials with useful applications. Our seventeen faculty members are active collaborators with research and development groups located around the world, and are experienced in managing research projects with practical results. Graduates of our program work in research, engineering and process development positions in a variety of fields.

M.S. Degree Requirements

A student will meet the Graduate School’s requirements for the master’s degree (30 credits) and will complete either a thesis or a project.

MS 860Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials I3
MS 961Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Materials II3
Select one course each satisfying the following areas:9
Synthesis and processing
Structure-property relationships
MS 900Seminar (two semesters)2
Select one of the following:9
Thesis Option:
Select one additional elective
Master's Thesis (6 credits)
Project Option:
Select two additional electives
Master's Project (3 credits)
Total Credits26

All students are expected to take at least 6 course credits at the 900 level. Students who have done graduate work at other schools that included courses similar to those in the Materials Science Program may petition for waivers of UNH degree requirements. Other courses that may count as electives in the Materials Science Program are taught by faculty in chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics, and other departments. For a complete list of these courses, please see the Graduate Student Handbook on the materials science website.