The discipline of Materials Science is inherently interdisciplinary, involving fundamental aspects of chemistry, physics, biology, geoscience, agricultural science, mathematics, and engineering.

Reflecting this character, the materials science program at Oregon State University, initiated in the 1980s, is spread over nine different departments spanning three OSU colleges. This allows students to earn MS and PhD degrees in Materials Science in many different areas of concentration, including all classes of materials, and in a wide range of materials behavior. The coursework requirements are extremely flexible to allow students to tailor their program of study to directly support their research activities.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

GRE required for all International applications

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements
  • Paper applications will not be accepted.


  • Additional supplemental information is requested.


Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
Funding Deadline
January 15

Post deadline applications are also accepted.


Available Concentrations ?

  • materials science-chemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and computer engineering
  • forest products
  • mathematics
  • mechanical engineering
  • nuclear engineering
  • physics
  • chemistry

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Lynn Paul
Advisor
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering