Graduate Program Overview

The graduate program in materials science and engineering at Rutgers offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in all areas and classes of materials, including nanomaterials, biomaterials, traditional materials and devices. Our program takes advantage of several interdisciplinary centers on the Busch Campus, such as the Institute for Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanomaterials (IAMDN) and the Ceramic and Composite Materials Center (CCMC). We have well equipped laboratories for characterization of materials and their properties. These laboratories are housed in buildings constructed specifically for the department in the late 1980s.

About 60 students are enrolled in the graduate program, most of them on a full-time basis.  The majority of the students are working towards the Ph.D. degree.  The core curriculum covers thermodynamics, kinetics, electrical and optical properties, and mechanical properties.  In addition to these classes, there are techniques courses in TEM and SEM, and advanced topics.  Most classes have between 5 and 10 students, promoting collegial relationships between faculty and students.