Rice University's Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering graduate programs offer students a collaborative atmosphere and an environment that values independence, innovation and scholarship. Our students are members of a highly selective academic community. MSNE programs emphasize applied as well as theoretical aspects of materials science and nanoengineering. Many MSNE faculty members have joint appointments in other science and engineering departments, assuring a diverse program in the broad field of materials science.
The Master of Science/Doctoral program is a thesis research program for which financial support is available. Those accepted with bachelor’s degrees will need to achieve a thesis master’s degree within the program before continuing work toward a Ph.D. A stand-alone thesis M.S. degree program is not offered. Find out more here.
The professional master’s degree program with focus areas in materials science and nano engineering is designed for students who have shown academic excellence in their undergraduate studies, and engineering professionals who wish to delve more deeply into engineering subject matter, increase opportunities for industry advancement and enhance their technical skills. Courses include materials science and nanoengineering specializations, as well as business, management and communication disciplines. Professional development seminars and career workshops are also offered. Find out more here.
Enrollments and degrees awarded for all programs in the School of Engineering are available here.