Cal State LA offers an interdisciplinary Master's program providing a rigorous education in the fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering. Elevate your career and drive innovation with research projects from our dedicated faculty.

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering

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Who Should Apply

Anyone with a B.S. degree in engineering, mathematics, physics, chemistry, or other natural sciences is eligible for our program - from recent graduates to early and mid-career engineering, science, and research professionals.

Application Requirements

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Study in the Heart of Los Angeles

Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles, Cal State LA is easily accessible by major freeways.

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State of the Art Research Facilities

Access to cutting-edge research facilities at the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST) and the College of Natural and Social Sciences (NSS)

Up to 80% Less Tuition

Our tuition and fees are 50% - 80% lower than the other universities in Southern California. U.S. News & World Report recognized Cal State LA for its affordability, ranking among the top 10 in the West for graduates with least debt.

At our top-ranked engineering program, a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Cal State LA is a great value for the quality education you will receive.

Prepared for Your Future

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After This Program You Are

  • Equipped with advanced knowledge of MSE topics
  • Prepared for industrial or governmental positions
  • Ready to pursue a Ph.D. in MSE or related fields
  • Equipped to work towards solving environmental challenges through innovations in MSE

Simple To Apply

GRE and Recommendation letters are NOT required
Minimum GPA of 2.75
(Promising applicants with GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 may be admitted and are encouraged to apply)

Application Period

SPRING 2024: August 1, 2023 - October 15, 2023
FALL 2024: October 1, 2023 - February 15, 2024

Reach Out

Contact us with questions about the program
Email: [email protected].