Materials Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Materials Science
Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

You’re an out-of-the-box thinker who wants to solve some of the biggest global challenges. You want a meaningful career that will allow you to design, study and manipulate materials for new applications. Mines’ Materials Science graduate program will help you get there. In this unique, multidisciplinary program, you will learn under top-notch scientists and engineers to design, fabricate, characterize and measure materials from the atomic to the macro scale and use your understanding of structure-processing-property relationships to enable advancements across disciplines. With a Mines degree, your opportunities will be limitless.

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money

$99,800 median
salary, Bureau of
Labour Statistics

research

18 research centers
affiliated with
materials science

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Requirements and Costs

MASTER OF SCIENCE (NON-THESIS)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials Science or a related field (undergraduate program should have included a background in science fundamentals and engineering principles)
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A student, who possesses this background but has not taken specific undergraduate courses in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

DUAL MASTER OF SCIENCE (THESIS)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials Science or a related field (undergraduate program should have included a background in science fundamentals and engineering principles)
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines with a GPA under 3.0 must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A student, who possesses this background but has not taken specific undergraduate courses in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

DOCTORATE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Materials Science or a related field (undergraduate program should have included a background in science fundamentals and engineering principles)
  • Applicants who have graduated from Mines with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are not required to submit GRE scores. Applicants from outside of Mines or that graduated from Mines with a GPA under 3.0 must submit GRE scores
  • Mines accepts GRE scores from tests taken within five years of the date of entry
  • Statement of purpose letter: present your professional and personal goals
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A student, who possesses this background but has not taken specific undergraduate courses in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, will be allowed to rectify these course deficiencies at the beginning of their program of study
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the ENGLISH PROFICIENCY requirement tab 

MASTER OF SCIENCE (NON-THESIS)

  • Minimum 24 hours of coursework
  • 6 hours of case study credits

DUAL MASTER OF SCIENCE (THESIS)

  • 18 hours of material science courses
  • 6-12 hours of thesis research credits
  • Submit and defend thesis

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

  • Minimum of 72 hours of course and research credits
  • Successful completion of written qualifying examination,
  • Successful completion of thesis proposal
  • Prepare, submit and defend written thesis and pass defense of thesis examination

VIEW CATALOG

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$16,650$37,350
Fees*$2,412$2,412
Room & Board$16,700$16,700
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$40,362$61,062
**Cost per credit hour$925$2,075

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

Mark Graham

“I came to Mines for the amazing research opportunities, but have also really enjoyed the location and outdoor activities.”

Mark Graham
PhD Candidate, Materials Science

 

Career Outcomes

  • Design engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Institute of Molecular Science
  • Special Aerospace Services
  • Emerson
  • EOS
  • IM Flash Technologies
  • Lockheed Martin
  • University of California – Santa Barbara

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Degree Options

PhD

  • Materials Science

Master’s

  • Materials Science (Non-Thesis)
  • Materials Science (Thesis)

Dual Master’s

With University of Bordeaux

  • Materials Science Non-Thesis/Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (PCCP)

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