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University of Colorado Boulder

Materials Science and Engineering Program

Boulder, CO


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University of Colorado Boulder


Professional Master's in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

This program provides students with a wide range of knowledge within the broad industry of materials engineering. Students gain a comprehensive education covering cutting-edge industry topics, such as traditional and emerging materials systems, experimental methods, and advanced computational analyses.

MSE Curriculum

Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours including core courses and track-specific courses. The program offers six unique tracks of study: electronic, magnetic and photonics materials; soft materials; structural materials; materials for energy; biomaterials; and computational materials science.

Course delivery

All students have automatic access to online course lectures (streaming or downloading) beginning the first day until the last day of the semester. Recorded lectures are uploaded to the portal within 24 hours after the lecture has been taught on campus. Students have the option to participate live from a distance in the real-time classroom experience and/or view the lectures asynchronously as it fits their schedule.

Library Courses, those that have been recorded in previous semesters, are available to take for academic credit with the instructor's approval.

World-class faculty

The faculty are world-renowned scholars and engineers who can give you the guidance and hands-on experience that will help you succeed in this growing field.

Financial assistance

CU Boulder offers a variety of financial assistance options for online distance graduate students. These include loans, grants, military and company tuition assistance programs.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
Application Fee - International
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 10th December 1st No
Spring deadline September 15th October 1st No

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)
Out-of-state students


Hispanic/Latino 6.45%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.23%
Unknown 3.23%


Male (59%)
Female (40%)

Location & Contact

Address Boulder, CO  80309
United States

Phone: 303-492-1411