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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Graduate

Materials Science and Engineering Requirements

Generally, the Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering program takes two years to complete. All programs must satisfy both MME and Graduate School minimum requirements.

M.S. Thesis Option

Minimum total credits: 30

In order to satisfy MME requirements, the program must contain:

  1. A minimum of 21 cr hrs of the following graded coursework:
    • 3 cr hrs of any 500-level math class
    • 12 cr hrs of 500-level MSE or ME courses (at least 9 of these must be MSE courses)
    • 6 cr hrs of additional courses approved by the student’s advisor (300-, 400-, or 500-level only) (a maximum of 6 cr hrs can be at the 300- or 400-level)
  2. A minimum of 2 cr hrs of seminar (ME 598 or MATSE 593)
  3. A minimum of 4 cr hrs of MSE 700

M.S. Non-Thesis Option

Minimum total credits: 33

In order to satisfy MME requirements, the program must contain:

  1. A minimum of 27 cr hrs of the following graded coursework:
    • 3 cr hrs of any 500-level math class
    • 12 cr hrs of 500-level MSE or ME courses (at least 9 of these must be MSE courses)
    • 3 cr hrs of additional 500-level courses approved by the student’s advisor
    • 9 cr hrs of additional courses approved by the student’s advisor (300-, 400-, or 500-level only) (a maximum of 9 cr hrs can be at the 300- or 400-level)
  2. A minimum of 2 cr hrs of seminar (ME 598 or MATSE 593)
  3. A minimum of 4 cr hrs of MSE 702

Ph.D.

MME participates in WSU’s interdisciplinary program that leads to a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering.

Degree requirements for the doctoral program in materials science and engineering program can be found at https://materials.wsu.edu/.