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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Program in Materials Science and Engineering

Worcester, MA

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Overview

Worcester Polytechnic Institute / Program in Materials Science and Engineering is located in Worcester, MA, in a suburban 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 27
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE (recommended)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

159
Applied
114
Accepted
30
Enrolled
72%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Master's Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE (recommended)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3 letters of recommendation

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 563
TOEFL IBT score: 84
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
92%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.26%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 1.32%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 3.95%
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (67%)
Female (32%)

Location & Contact

Address 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA  01609-2280
United States
Contact Dr. Richard D. Sisson Jr.
Director
Email: sisson@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5633
Fax: 508-831-5178