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Contact Information for Materials Science & Engineering Admissions
Materials Science & Engineering Admissions
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1513 University Ave #3182
Madison, WI 53706
Fax: 608/262-8353
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Admission to Materials Engineering Program



        Fall applications due Jan 1

        Spring applications due Oct 15


Applicants normally are expected to have a BS in the physical sciences or engineering. Undergraduate studies normally would include mathematics through differential equations, at least one year each of general physics and chemistry, a course in physical chemistry or modern physics, and an elementary course in properties of materials. Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies. These must be made up as soon as possible after entering the program.


Admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School is a prerequisite for admission to study materials science. A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 is required. Graduate Record Examinations scores on the General Test are required. GRE scores of students admitted recently were in the ranges: Verbal 500-800, Quantitative 750-800, Analytical 600-800. Foreign students must submit satisfactory results on the TOEFL or another acceptable English Language Test. Please use institution code: 1846; no department code is necessary. Information about these exams can be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 or Berkeley, California 94704.


Please use the online application to begin your application.  If you do not have access to a computer and prefer a paper application, please contact Admissions, Materials Science & Engineering, 1513 University Avenue, #3182, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1595. To be considered for fellowships, all application materials are due by January 1.