Prospective Graduate

Prospective Graduate

Why MSE Graduate Studies at the University of Arizona?

Graduate students at the University of Arizona’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering are provided with an education grounded in the fundamental principles of MSE (Advanced Thermodynamics of Materials (MSE 510), Kinetics of Materials (MSE 572) and structure). A significant number of electives enable graduate students to specialize in their field of interest and/or research. Recognizing that graduates are the scientists, engineers, and business executives of the future, the department of MSE offers MSE 502 “Research Proposal Preparation.” MSE 502 objective is to teach how to develop the organizational and planning skills necessary to develop a new scientific, engineering or technical paradigm into a specific research initiative. The graduate courses are signature courses and reflect the expertise of the faculty.

The student:faculty ratio is low (~ 4. graduate students per faculty member) ensuring individual attention at all levels of a student's academic career. Graduate students enjoy a learning environment with desirable class sizes. They also receive one-to-one attention from their research advisors with non-restrictive student-faculty exchanges. There is outstanding advising and guidance including career placement. Graduate students study and research in the unique multidisciplinary culture of the Department and of the University and benefit from excellent departmental and campus-wide research infrastructures.

Finally, the Department offers enriching opportunities for studying and conducting research abroad through its numerous international collaborations as well as formal and informal collaborative initiatives such as the CNRS LIA-MATEO.

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