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 colleges. This allows students to earn MEng, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science in many different areas of concentration, including all classes of materials, and in a wide range of materials behavior. The course work requirements are extremely flexible to allow students to tailor their program of study to directly support their research activities.

To be eligible for graduate studies, a baccalaureate or master’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering is required.

Questions? Check out the material science admissions FAQs.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests


GRE scores are not required to apply for admission to the 2022-23 school year.

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.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline
December 31

for priority consideration (No applications will be accepted after April 30)

Funding Deadline
December 31

Options ?

  • Advanced Manufacturing

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Materials Science Website program website to learn more.

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
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering