University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

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MSP Student Nayomi Plaza's proposal to study moisture-induced swelling in the wood ultrastructure using small angle neutron scattering at Oakridge National Lab. More information...


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Exciting News!  

UW Madison is currently working to merge the Materials Science Program with Materials Engineering program. Degree requirements for the two are similar.  Interested students are encouraged to apply to one or both.  All will be considered by both programs.


Graduate Programs in Materials

The University of Wisconsin offers two graduate degrees in materials: one in materials science, the other in materials engineering. Both degrees require students to perform cutting-edge independent research with the support of their advisors and thesis committee members. Both degrees are primarily designed for Ph.D. students, although a Masters degree with thesis is also offered. Non-thesis (coursework only) Masters degrees are not offered.

 

All students can expect to be supported as fellows, research assistants, or (in a few rare cases) teaching assistants for the duration of their graduate study in materials at UW.

 

Graduate Degree in Materials Engineering

A student in this program will study materials as a modern foundational engineering discipline, underlying design and performance throughout engineering, and informed by traditional engineering disciplines of metallurgy, ceramics, and polymers. Students must complete a program of specialized coursework developed by the student and the advisor

 

Graduate Degree in Materials Science

A student in this program will study materials as an interdisciplinary subject at the intersection of chemistry, physics, biology, geology, and the engineering disciplines. He or she must satisfy a minimal set of required courses, then a course plan of advanced graduate level courses developed by the student and the advisor.