M.S. Materials Science

M.S. Materials Science & Engineering



Office of Admissions
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Mailing Address
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

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University of Idaho
709 Deakin Street SUB Rm 117
Moscow, ID 83844


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322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

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1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

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1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 838402

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.

Fast Facts

  • Students frequently place top three in international design competitions.
  • Job placement rates of graduates is 90 percent with starting salaries at $70K per year.
  • Faculty and students frequently present at international conferences.
  • Students routinely pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam at a rate of about 95 percent.
  • Materials Science
  • Materials Engineering
  • Packaging Engineering
  • Semiconductor Processing Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Failure Analysis Engineering
  • Aerospace Materials Development
  • Composites Engineering
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep Most students who enter the graduate program in Materials Science hold an undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field. To be successful, you must have a solid background in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and the fundamentals of engineering.
Degree Roadmap The master’s program generally requires 12 to 18 months beyond the baccalaureate degree. The doctoral program typically takes at least three years beyond the baccalaureate degree.

For the latest information on all available Materials Science courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.