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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Cambridge, MA

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Overview

Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Department of Materials Science and Engineering is located in Cambridge, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (SM) Materials science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Materials science and engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Archaeological materials
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Materials science and engineering
Doctor of Science (Sc D) Archaeological materials
Materials Engineer (Mat E) Materials engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 5
Doctoral Degrees 39

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

463
Applied
55
Accepted
28
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

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

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL:
IELTS: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

170
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.53%
Black or African American 0.59%
White or Caucasian 25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.94%
Unknown 2.35%

Gender

Male (74%)
Female (25%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 32
Part-time - 0
Male (22)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Thermodynamics and kinetics of materials; structure, processing and properties of materials; electronic, structural and biological materials engineering; computational materials science; materials in energy, medicine, nanotechnology and the environment
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
25,461,000

Location & Contact

Address 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Building 6-113
Cambridge, MA  02139
United States
Contact Prof. Christopher Schuh
Department Head
Email: dmse@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-3300
Fax: 617-252-1775

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