The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The theory, properties, and engineering behavior of metals, ceramics, electronic materials, and composite materials is encompassed in the academic courses and research within the department. The primary areas of specialization are in materials processing, mechanical properties, surface and microstructural characterization, environmental effects, and electronic materials.



Master of Science Programs:

Research Master of Science

Professional Master of Science

Accelerated 1 year M.S. in Material Science and Engineering with Data Science

Review degree requirements and course descriptions in the university's General Bulletin


PhD Program

Review degree requirements and descriptions in the university's General Bulletin. Also review academic requirements for all graduate degrees and other graduate school policies and procedures.


All department graduate students are invited to join the Graduate Materials Research Society.


Apply to our Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Programs Today!


Deadline for the Fall semester is May 31st


Admission Standards: A bachelor’s degree in an engineering or science field.  An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 is recommended.  Admission to the program with an undergraduate GPA less than 3.0 is only possible on a probationary basis and a graduate GPA of 2.75 or better is required to remain in the program.  GRE scores are required for all applications and TOEFL exams are required of international students. Three letters of recommendation are required.


Supplemental Materials: Transcripts, GRE, TOEFL scores, resume/CV: listing research experience, publications, awards/honors, etc., and letters of recommendation can be mailed to:Case Western Reserve University

A.W. Smith Building

Room 105

Attention: Theresa Claytor

10900 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44106