Materials Science and Engineering, M.S. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
The focus of current advanced materials research at Cornell includes ceramics, complex fluids, metals, polymers and semiconductors in the form of thin films and in the bulk. Electrical, magnetic, mechanical, optical, and structural properties are investigated. Some special topics of interest are composites, inorganic-organic hybrids, nanocomposites, organic optoelectronics, and, in relation to the structure of materials, the investigation of grain boundaries, surfaces and structural defects. Also studied are materials synthesis and processing and solid state reactions in model systems. Many faculty are involved in electronic packaging. Numerous interactions exist with other fields at Cornell.
A strong catalyst for materials research activities at Cornell has been provided by the Cornell Center for Materials Research (formerly: Materials Science Center), which provides substantial financial assistance to graduate students and maintains central research facilities.
The M.S. program results in a “terminal” master’s degree; it is not related to the Ph.D. program and is not a pathway into the Ph.D. program in Cornell MSE.
Phone: 607 255-0999
214 Bard Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- materials engineering
- materials science
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: Feb. 1
Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in engineering or physical science. United States and Canadian applicants are strongly advised to submit GRE general test scores; all other applicants must submit those scores. The director of graduate studies may waive this requirement on request. Additional information about course programs and research areas is available on request from the graduate field office.
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
- three recommendations
- GRE general test
Note: The preapplication is no longer required for this field. This change supersedes the requirements written in the paper application.