The M.S. in Materials Science (MS) degree combines both coursework and research to provide an advanced foundational education to professionals interested in research careers in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). Students will normally complete the degree in three to four full (15 week) academic semesters. Our M.S. in MS degree provides the foundation at the graduate level of all MSE activities in coursework, while allowing for flexibility in individual research interests: students can pursue research with over 40 MSE affiliated faculty. The M.S. in MS degree is well suited to include projects involving industrial interactions and/or interdisciplinary work. Students generally carry out all 72 project units on a single project, for which they must write an approved Master’s Final Report.