MS in Materials Science and Engineering

Scientific engineering equipment

Materials science is innately an interdisciplinary field that owes its origin back to the age of enlightenment when scientists began to use the tools of analytical thinking from chemistry, physics, and engineering in their study of metallurgy and mineralogy. In the modern era, the principal subjects of study for materials scientists and engineers has naturally expanded to include the materials of our present technological base—i.e., semiconductors, nanotechnology, and bio-materials—as well as looking to the materials of the future.

Tufts faculty have strengths in soft, structural, electronic, computational, and nano materials. From drug delivery to semiconductors to nano-enabled membranes for water treatment, materials science and engineering at Tufts offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to study and develop materials that will change the world.

The master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program, with students pursuing classes across multiple departments to achieve mastery in the field. Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 credits and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-.