The program is offered in two options, the Materials Science option and the Materials Engineering option. These options are administered by the CSLA (College of Science and Liberal Arts) and NCE (Newark College of Engineering) colleges, respectively. A joint committee involving CSLA and NCE faculty will be in charge of overseeing this program.

Materials Engineering Option

Administered by the Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, NCE

The master's degree is a valued professional credential, offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, civil, or biomedical) or in physics or chemistry or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students with undergraduate degrees in biology or other STEM disciplines may also be admitted on condition that additional bridge courses may be required. International students must achieve a TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based); 79 (internet-based). A quantitative section of GRE must be at the level approved by NCE.

Thirty credit hours are required for the degree. A thesis is optional.

Cross-listed courses

Any cross-listed courses will not be offered simultaneously, but only one of the two will be offered at a time.

Core Courses
MTEN 610Found of Materials Sci & Engr3
or MTSE 601 Fundamentals of Engineering Materials
MTEN 611Diffusion & Solid State Kineti3
or MTSE 655 Diffusion and Solid State Kinetics
MTEN 612Thermodynamics of Materials3
or MTSE 602 Thermodynamics of Materials
MTEN 613Characterization of Materials3

Elective courses by tracks (6 credits)

Electives fit different tracks. Each track includes at least four courses. At least two courses from one of the tracks must be taken. Exceptions are to be approved by the Program Advisor.


Soft materials and polymer composites
Composite Materials
CHE 681
Polymer Processing Techniques
Hard materials and alloys
Fatigue Fracture of Solids
Mechanics of Materials
Crystallography and Diffraction
Mechanics of Fiber Composites
Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering II
Advanced Mechanics of Material
Nano-scale Characterization of Materials
Micromechanics of Part Tech Pr
Nanocomposite Materials
Electronic and photonic materials
Science and Technology of Thin Films
Semiconductor Devices
Fabrication Principles of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices

Other electives and MS thesis (12 credits: four courses or two courses and thesis)

Courses listed above from various tracks can be taken as electives. Additional electives include:
Additive Manufacturing & Appl
Environmental Catalysis
Adv Separation Processes
Adv Membrane Separation Proc
Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering II
CHE 682
Polymer Processing
Materials and Process Selection for Polymer Product Design
Industrial Catalysis
Principles of Tissue Engineering
BioMEMS Design and Applications
Engineering Design of Plastic Products
Polymer Processing Techniques
Principles of Particulate Multiphase Flows
Prestressed Concrete Design
Mechanics and Stability of Structures
Engineering Properties of Soils
Composite Materials
Master's Project
Masters Thesis