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Case Western Reserve University

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Cleveland, OH


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Case Western Reserve University


Case Western Reserve University / Department of Materials Science and Engineering is located in Cleveland, OH, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Materials science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 3
Doctoral Degrees 5

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Qualifying exam, teaching experience



Application Fee - Domestic
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 15th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline September 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 30
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 9.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.03%
Unknown 0%


Male (72%)
Female (27%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (11)
Female (1)


Focus of faculty research: Surface hardening of steels and other alloys, chemistry and structure of surfaces, microstructural and mechanical property characterization, materials for energy applications, thermodynamics and kinetics of materials, performance and reliability of materials
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:

Location & Contact

Address 10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH  44106
United States
Contact Dr. Frank Ernst
Department Chair
Phone: 216-368-0611
Fax: 216-368-4224