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Future MSE Graduate Students

astronautThe UT Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering with concentrations in materials, metallurgy, polymers, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and energy science & engineering.

Click here to download the latest Graduate Handbook (Word)

This document describes all pertinent degree requirements and procedures.

The Graduate Brochure includes information about the Materials Science and Engineering Department including summaries of research programs and facilities-

Additional information may be obtained by linking to the MSE Web pages on Research, Faculty and Staff.

Students wishing to apply to the MSE graduate programs must submit their applications using the online UT Graduate Admissions Application, which is also accessible from the UT Graduate Admissions web site. In this application portal, you will also need to fill in a MSE form and arrange for the submission of three reference letters. Please follow the instructions there; there is no need to submit materials directly to the MSE department.

Backgrounds Appropriate for Graduate Studies in the UT Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The UT Materials Science and Engineering graduate program is as diverse as the field it covers. Materials science and engineering is a truly interdisciplinary subject cutting across the traditional disciplines of engineering, the physical sciences, and even areas of life sciences. It calls for individuals able and willing to take a broad perspective and capable of handling interdisciplinary problems.

New graduate students are often from disciplines other than materials engineering, polymer science, or metallurgical engineering. Students with undergraduate degrees in chemical, mechanical, or electrical engineering, as well as engineering science and mechanics, or the physical sciences, are particularly well suited for the program. Students from physics and chemistry, particularly condensed matter physics and physical chemistry, are strongly encouraged to pursue careers in materials science and engineering. No student is expected to have experience in all subject areas and courses are structured to accommodate a wide variety of backgrounds.

Materials Science and Engineering is one of ten programs offered by the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Our graduates are in great demand, both in the U.S. and internationally. Career opportunities for graduating students with Bachelor of Science degrees are excellent, and salaries for entry-level positions are currently very good.

A significant number of nationally respected corporations regard UT as a “target university” for hiring new engineers. Many of our graduates have risen to top positions in industry, government and academia. An engineering degree from UT offers an excellent foundation for a successful career.

Important Links

UTK-ORNL Distinguished Fellowships
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have established a new Distinguished Fellowship designed for top graduate students in science and engineering. The program, funded jointly by UT Knoxville and ORNL, will provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to take part in cutting-edge research at both institutions. Recruiting is now under way for the inaugural class of students, who will be admitted for Fall 2010. The application deadline is January 15, 2011. More information on the program, along with application materials and contact information, is available at http://distinguished.utk.edu.

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