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M.S. Materials Science & Engineering


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Modern Materials, Complex Issues

This program offers a mix of theoretical study and practical experiments in areas such as nanotechnology, microelectronics, alternative energy applications and advanced materials processing and equips you to solve some of today’s most complicated industry problems with scientific contributions in electronic and magnetic materials, ceramics and polymers, and aerospace and nuclear applications.

Areas of Emphasis

  1. Nuclear materials
  2. Metallurgical engineering
  3. Electrochemistry, corrosion and material degradation
  4. Multiscale materials modeling
  5. Polymers and soft matter systems
  6. Additive manufacturing

Some Courses Available Online

Portions of this program may be completed part-time or online through Engineering Outreach, our college’s distance education department.

Fast Facts

  • Idaho’s Best Value College – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
  • Highest Mid-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho – Payscale
  • 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
  • Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. All faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
  • International Competition Teams - Chemical engineering student teams frequently place top three in international design competitions.
  • $2.6 Million in DOE Nuclear Funding - Awarded from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) for projects aimed at making nuclear reactors safer and capable of producing synthetic fuels and other beneficial byproducts. Partners include the Idaho National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Student: Quinn MacPherson

Changing the world one nanoparticle at a time.

Read about Quinn

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Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 308

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Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1021
Moscow, ID 83844-1021

Phone: 208-885-7572

Fax: 208-885-7462

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