Materials Science is inherently interdisciplinary, involving fundamental aspects of chemistry, physics, biology, geoscience, agricultural science, mathematics, and engineering. To be eligible for graduate studies at Oregon State, Materials Science applicants must have a baccalaureate or master’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering.

The Materials Science graduate program at Oregon State both embraces and reflects this interdisciplinarity. Administratively headquartered in the School of MIME, the program spans three colleges and nine academic units and offers five areas of concentration:

  • Structural materials and mechanical behavior of materials
  • Electroceramic materials
  • Polymer materials
  • Electronic materials
  • Materials nano-processing

For both masters and PhD students in materials science, the program's flexible coursework requirements support an integral connection between classroom learning and research activities.