Academics

Legacy of Excellence. Future Focused.

Studying in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering will give you a deep understanding of the impact of materials on society and how to use that knowledge to solve critical issues facing society in a new way.

From the study of structure and processing of materials to the manufacturing and application of materials, the materials science and engineering curriculum engages students with all areas of the field. Nuclear Engineering students discover a wide variety of applications from radiation to power generation and homeland security to advanced nuclear materials through coursework and research. 

Degrees

The department offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. Students interested in earning a master’s degree who aren’t on campus can participate in the online EDGE program through the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

Bachelor of Science Degrees

The department offers two ABET-accredited bachelor’s degrees in Materials Science and Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. 

Master of Science

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers a Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. Both degrees have thesis and non-thesis options for students. The thesis option is for students who are interested in advanced research within a concentration of his or her choice. The non-thesis path is for students who are best-suited for students pursuing professional engineering careers.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science & Engineering and Nuclear Engineering. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires completion of core coursework, oral defense of a written research proposal, independent research, and a doctoral dissertation.

Dual Degrees

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers dual degrees for students seeking to combine their education with medicine or law.

Distance Degrees

Not on campus? That’s ok. The Gator Nation is everywhere. Through EDGE the department offers an online master’s program, non-thesis.

Contact us at advising@mse.ufl.edu