Through formal coursework in small classes and participation in cutting-edge sponsored research, students in the Intercollege Graduate Degree Program (IGDP) in Materials Science and Engineering enjoy a graduate education that prepares them well for their future careers.
As a culminating experience for the M.S. degree, students may choose to complete either a thesis-based M.S. degree or write a scholarly paper for the accelerated M.S. degree program. Students in the accelerated M.S. program earn a degree in one year (including summer). Thesis-based IGDP students require longer to graduate (typically two years) and receive full funding (stipend and tuition) in the form of fellowships or research assistantships.