UW Madison is currently working to merge the Materials Science Program with Materials Engineering program. Interested students should apply to Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E).
Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering
Materials science and engineering is both a foundational discipline in engineering and a branch of science at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, and related disciplines. The University of Wisconsin offers graduate degrees in materials science and engineering, with a primary focus on Ph.D. students, who perform cutting-edge independent research with the support of their advisors and thesis committee members. A Masters degree is also 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 the the University of Wisconsin.
Coursework, exams, and other requirements are being redesigned in the fall of 2015. Specific requirements will be posted by January, 2016, so please check back. In the meantime, two previous sets of requirements (the Materials Science Program student handbook and the Materials Engineering student handbook) may give some guidance on what graduate study in materials at the University of Wisconsin is like.