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.
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.
- Design Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Metallurgist, Product/Process Development Scientist
- Research Scientist
What you can do with this degree?
Biomedical engineer, patent examiner, project manager, quality manager, manufacturing systems engineer
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.