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Material Science and Engineering

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administrative contact

Edward Sabolsky
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
phone: 304-293-3272
fax: 304-293-6689

program contact

Edward Sabolsky
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
phone: 304-293-3272
fax: 304-293-6689

Program Details

Program Description

Materials science and engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or a closely related STEM discipline. Research focuses on the study of metals, ceramics, glass, polymers, semiconductors, composites, nanomaterials and biomaterials to be implemented in a variety of applications including energy, civil, industrial and environmental. The area of study is diverse and multidisciplinary, since it incorporates aspects of chemistry, physics, electronics, mechanics, biology and medicine.

Career Profile

The program is designed to be flexible, permitting students to acquire the knowledge and skills required to participate in cutting-edge technological areas, such as nanomaterials, ultra-high performance materials, smart materials, bio-inspired materials, environmental materials and energy materials. Students that complete the program will be prepared to perform at the highest levels within industry or within any research environment.

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Pre-Qualification Process

Although a bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement, applicants are normally encouraged to hold a master's degree in a relevant discipline.

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