Prospective Students

Why apply to this program?

1. We offer interdisciplinary programs.

Students are able to study core materials subjects while also developing depth within a specific area that cuts across multiple areas of science and engineering.

2. We are highly ranked.

The Materials Science & Engineering Graduate Program is part of the Cockrell School of Engineering, which consistently receives high rankings in U.S. News and World Report.

3. We offer excellent funding.

Funding opportunities within the program typically provide a stipend, medical benefits, and tuition coverage. Almost all students in the program have a funding package of this quality.

4. We produce professionally competitive applicants.

Our students frequently find exceptional jobs in industry, at research labs, and in academia after graduation. In 2013, 4 graduates went into academia, 6 went into industry, and 2 went into other professional positions or to national labs.

5. We are Austin!

With a low cost of living, high economic growth, and festivals like SXSW and ACL, it’s no wonder that Forbes magazine consistently rates the “Live Music Capital of the World” as one of the best cities in the nation in which to live.


MSE Student Blog Archive

MSE Program Remembers Federico Cardenas (1987-2016)

“When someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure." -Author unknown The MSE Program is heartbroken to announce that our dear friend, student, and stellar teaching assistant, Federico Cardenas of the Ferreira Research Group, has passed away.  In the midst of such tragedy we would like to take a moment to honor someone who took so many people under his wing and is remembered as a gentle soul…