Materials Science Graduate Information

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Graduate Degree Programs in Materials Science

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   Materials Science Program Website
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   Graduate Application
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   Graduate Tuition and Fees
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   Graduate Bulletin
Degrees Offered
   Materials Science M.S., Ph.D.
Enrollment Details
Participating Staff
   Academic Faculty  89
Admissions Information
   GRE General Test is required
   GRE Subject Test is not required
   TOEFL exam is required (international)
Admissions Statistics
   Average GRE Quantitative  156
   Average GRE Verbal  154
   Average GPA (4.0 scale)  3.58
   Percent applicants accepted  26%

At Colorado School of Mines you can be at the forefront of all aspects of materials education and research. A unique feature of materials education at Mines is the opportunity and flexibility to choose the educational path most appropriate for your goals. Students in the interdisciplinary materials science program at Mines may select any one of the five participating departments as their home department: Chemical Engineering, Physics, Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, Engineering or Chemistry.


All accepted students are provided funding through teaching and research assistantships. TA and RA contracts typically cover tuition, fees and a monthly stipend for one academic year, the majority of which are awarded in the fall. The academic departments award all fellowships and assistantships in conjunction with the admissions review process. You are encouraged to apply by the deadline to receive thorough consideration for funding.

Federal student loans are also available to give graduate students additional funding beyond any assistantships and fellowships they might receive.

Degree Programs

  • Master of Science in Materials Science (thesis and non-thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science


Focus areas of research include:

  • Advanced Polymeric Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Electronic Materials
  • Joining Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Surface & Interfaces / Films & Coatings
  • Bio-materials
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Enviro-Material Science
  • Mining-Materials and Petroleum Materials Science
  • Non Destructive Materials Assessment
  • Materials Chemical Processing


Dr. Ryan Richards, Program Director
Materials Science Program
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3612


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