Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY
student ratio
Not Reported
total students
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The motivating philosophy of the graduate program is to provide the student with a broad synthesis of the theoretical and experimental techniques required for work with all classes of materials. Emphasis is placed on courses that unify the field in terms of fundamentals treated with sufficient depth to enable the student to make technological contributions in diverse areas of materials science and engineering. Laboratory and course work are structured to provide on- and off-campus programs for students who are entering intensive basic research--oriented programs leading to a Master of Science or a Ph.D. degree, are currently employed and can complete their studies in the evening, or are working in materials-related industries and can integrate their work experience into their degree requirements.

Research Facilities

Students have access to the following research facilities: Synchrotron White Beam X-Ray Topography Laboratory, Stony Brook Topography Station, Crystal Growth Laboratory (, Center for Thermal Spray Research (CTSR), DARPA/ONR Mesoscale Integrated Conformal Electronics and Sensors Program, Garcia Center for Polymers at Engineered Interfaces (, Polymer Theory Lab (, Surface Science and Corrosion Science Laboratory (, Magneto-Optics Lab, LEEDS/Surface Structure Laboratory, I(V) Data Repository (, Mechanical Testing Laboratory, Advanced Materials Characterization Laboratory, and Materials Characterization Laboratory.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate with master's and doctoral degrees in materials science and engineering have recently received employment from the following companies: Exxon-Mobil, General Instruments, Goodyear, Hyundai, IBM, Intel, Eastman Kodak, National Starch, NIST, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, RSM Sensitron Semiconductor, Standard Microsystems, Sulzer Metco, Texas Instruments, Digital Instruments, and Veeco Metrology Group and from Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Graduate Admissions


The campus is located on the North Shore of Long Island, about 60 miles east of New York City--one of the most desirable places to live on the East Coast. The campus is nestled amid fields and woodlands, with the tranquil waters of Long Island Sound just minutes away to the north and the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean a 45-minute drive to the south.

The University and The Department

Stony Brook University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Type I Research University--the highest distinction, which is granted to fewer than 2 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide, reflecting Stony Brook's high volume of federally sponsored research, high percentage of doctoral students, and emphasis on scholarship. The Department of Materials Science is in the only university in the nation to have two National Science Foundation Centers within the same department.

Location & Contact

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Stony Brook University, State University of New York

Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
United States

Dr. Michael Dudley


Phone: 631-632-8484
Fax: 631-632-8052

Shauntae Smith


Phone: 631-632-4986
Fax: 631-632-8052

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Materials Engineering Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 39
    • Doctoral Degrees 12
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 231
    • Accepted 107
    • Acceptance Rate 44
    • Enrolled 47
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $100
    • Application Fee - International $100
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$4,685
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students149
    • Female Percentage36%
    • Male Percentage64%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students149
    • Part-time Percentage14%
    • Full-time Percentage86%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian69%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian10%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown11%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty26
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage27%
    • Male Percentage73%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchElectronic materials, biomaterials, synchrotron topography
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$3,046,798