University Catalog 2023-2024

Materials Science and Engineering (MR)

Degree Requirements

Required Courses18
Select a minimum of 18 credit hours of 500- to 700-level MSE courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Additional Courses12
"Additional Courses" are approved in conjunction with the academic committee and may come from graduate-level courses in MSE or other technical disciplines
Total Hours30

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Requirements

The following undergraduate programs meet the undergraduate requirements for the Accelerated Bachelor's / Master's (ABM):

Double-Counted Courses

After taking 12 credit hours of double-counted courses in the BS degree, only 18 hours remain for completion of either master's degree in the fifth year.

The following courses may be double-counted between the Bachelor's and Master's degrees:
MSE/NE 409/MSE 509/NE 509Nuclear Materials3
MSE 440/540Processing of Metallic Materials3
MSE 445/545Ceramic Processing3
MSE 455/555Polymer Technology and Engineering3
MSE 456/556Composite Materials3
MSE 460/560Microelectronic Materials3
MSE 465/565Introduction to Nanomaterials3
MSE 480/580Materials Forensics and Degradation3



  • Harald Ade
  • Aram Amassian
  • David Aspnes
  • Salah M.A. Bedair
  • Donald Brenner
  • Ramon Collazo
  • Jerome Cuomo
  • Jan Genzer
  • Reza Ghiladi
  • Ola Harrysson
  • Douglas Irving
  • Jacob L. Jones
  • Djamel Kaoumi
  • Frederick Kish
  • Thomas LaBean
  • James D. Martin
  • Korukonda Murty
  • John F. Muth
  • Jagdish Narayan
  • Roger Jagdish Narayan
  • Gregory N. Parsons
  • Melissa Pasquinelli
  • Zlatko Sitar
  • Franky So
  • Richard Spontak
  • Martin Thuo
  • Joseph B. Tracy
  • Daryoosh Vashaee
  • Yaroslava Yingling
  • Xiangwu Zhang
  • Yong Zhu

Associate Professors

  • Veronica Augustyn
  • Rajeev Gupta
  • Jagannadham Kasichainula
  • Nina Wisinger

Assistant Professors

  • Bharat Gwalani
  • Timothy Horn
  • Yin Liu
  • Martin Seifrid
  • Ruijuan Xu

Research Professor

  • Christopher Rock

Teaching Assistant Professor

  • Alexey Gulyuk

Adjunct Professors

  • Barry Farmer
  • John Prater

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Charles Guarnieri

Emeritus Faculty

  • Charles Balik
  • Elizabeth Dickey
  • Carl C. Koch
  • Yuntian Zhu