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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Tufts offers a program leading to the M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering, administered through the School on Engineering. The Master of Science degree requires 30 semester-hour units (SHUs) and all courses must be at the 100 level or above; grades in all courses must be B- or better.

At least five courses must be taken from a published list of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) approved courses in addition to the completion of one of the listed MSE core courses.

Students wishing for their M.S. degree to have the designation of "with thesis" must sign up for M.S. thesis credits, up to 12 SHUs may count for the degree. This course takes the form of a creative thesis work, written and defended orally, and performed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Students choosing not to complete an M.S. thesis may complete additional course work in related departments which can include up to six SHUs of M.S. project, six SHUs of directed study, or six SHUs of internship.