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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Madison, WI

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Overview

University of Wisconsin–Madison / Department of Materials Science and Engineering is located in Madison, WI, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

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

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 12
Doctoral Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Minimum of 30 credits; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Minimum of 51 credits; minimum GPA of 3.0

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

358
Applied
42
Accepted
7
Enrolled
12%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
81
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements BS in physical sciences or engineering; minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements BS in physical sciences or engineering; minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 92
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

105
Total Graduate Students
8%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
91%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.76%
Black or African American 0.95%
White or Caucasian 34%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 0.95%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.86%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (80%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 16
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Thin film deposition, electron microscopy, computational materials science, mechanics and materials design
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
12,081,802

Location & Contact

Address 264 Materials Science and Engineering Building
1509 University Avenue
Madison, WI  53706
United States
Contact Dr. Paul Voyles
Chair
Email: msaedept@engr.wisc.edu
Phone: 608-262-3732