Stony Brook University

M.S. and Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering

Program Description

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 to 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 coursework are structured to provide programs for students who (1) are entering intensive basic research-oriented programs leading to Ph.D. or Master of Science degrees, (2) are currently employed and can complete their studies in the evening, or (3) are working in materials-related industries and integrate their work experience into their degree requirements.

Focus Areas

  • Structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials
  • Materials synthesis and processing
  • Mechanical properties
  • Thermodynamics and kinetics
  • Nanomaterials

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Materials engineer
  • R & D
  • Research Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Quality Control
  • Materials Manager

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes