Applied Materials Science M.S.

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Dr. Mary Christiansen, LEED AP,
109 Swenson Civil Engineering
1405 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Program Type
Graduate Program
Master of Science
Interdisciplinary Studies (SCSE)
Swenson College of Science and Engineering

About this Program

Are you interested in solving research and development problems? The MS AMS program will give you the academic background and research tools necessary to be successful in industrial and academic settings. Students who develop an interest in pursuing a Ph.D. will enter such programs well positioned for success.

UMD is uniquely situated to serve students with an interest in Applied Materials Science due to a deep bench of faculty pursuing research in this field, its well-equipped facilities like the Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building and the Advanced Materials Center which works to connect businesses with the research being conducted by faculty and students.

Acquired Skills

Graduates with a MS AMS degree will gain significant breadth and depth in Material Science and Engineering topics. Specifically, students will be able to evaluate critically any material through an understanding of the relationship between processing, structure, properties and performance of the material. These students will also gain practical knowledge and skills in design and characterization of different materials that can be applied immediately to jobs in industrial settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

  • Design Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Metallurgist, Product/Process Development Scientist
  • Research Scientist

Recent UMD Graduates Job Placement Data

What you can do with this degree?

Biomedical engineer, patent examiner, project manager, quality manager, manufacturing systems engineer


In addition to the general application instructions provided by the Graduate School, visit the Applied Materials Science program page for specific application instructions and deadlines related to the program. Also visit the catalog requirements page linked above for additional information.

Faculty Highlights

The faculty has expertise and ongoing research in the areas of photovoltaics, biomedical materials, tissue engineering, smart materials, composites, paints and coatings, corrosion, materials degradation, recycling, sustainable fabrics, and electronics.