Materials Science & Engineering
About the MSE Graduate Program
The School of Materials Science and Engineering is located at OSU-Tulsa's Helmerich Research Center on the OSU-Tulsa campus, a premier facility which places the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology in a unique position to conduct world-class education, research and technology development and transfer in advanced materials of strategic importance to our nation.
Current research programs focus on materials for energy technologies, bio-materials for medical technologies, advanced materials for aerospace and defense, and materials for electronics and control technologies. The campus is conveniently located in downtown Tulsa.
The field of materials science and engineering is expanding into a period of unprecedented intellectual challenges, opportunities and growth. Products created using materials science and engineering research contribute to the economic strength and security of not only the state, but also the country.
Academic Standards and Admission
Admission, retention, and graduation requirements of the MS&E graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) conform to Oklahoma State University's Graduate College admission requirements, as detailed in the current University Catalog. Admission criteria for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the MS&E program will be consistent with the admission criteria of other engineering graduate programs at OSU as well as leading MS&E programs at other universities in the U.S. Engineering graduate programs are not normally subject to accreditation reviews.
Graduate candidates for admission would be expected to have a B.S. degree in a mainstream engineering discipline from an ABET accredited (or equivalent) program, although students with a B.S. in MS&E specialization will be given preference. Alternately, B.S. students from other disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, and biology with emphasis on materials-related topics, may also be considered. Students should have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 (or an equivalent) or higher. Three letters of recommendations, a statement of research interest and GRE (general test scores) will be used in admission decisions. These criteria are generally deemed necessary for the student to be successful within the curriculum. However, applicants not quite meeting these standards may be granted probationary admission and/or required to take leveling classes, based upon their overall academic and professional practice, history, accomplishments, and standardized test scores, as determined by the Program Coordinator/Director and MS&E Admissions Committee. Where English is not the native language, students must have scored above 550 on the paper based TOEFL or above 79 Internet based TOEFL. Upon arrival, students seeking financial support should pass the English speaking and writing tests administered by the University.
In addition, several faculty members in Engineering, Biological and Physical Sciences from OSU-Stillwater, who are active in materials-related research and teaching, will supplement the MS&E faculty located at OSU-Tulsa in both teaching and research, working through a joint appointment or affiliation with the School of MS&E.
Most materials science and engineering text books and journals are currently available in the OSU library; Also many of the journals are available electronically through the library; these are readily available to OSU-Tulsa via Internet.
Information about the core facilities at the HRC can be viewed on the School of Materials Science and Engineering Research
Many of the faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research on materials at both OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa have state-of-the-art research facilities that can supplement the general or core facilities at OSU. Adequate space is available for expansion of classroom, laboratory, and office space for both graduate students and faculty as well as for the location of equipment in the HRC.
For additional questions you might have about the Graduate Program in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, please contact the department