University Catalog 2023-2024

Materials Science and Engineering (MS)

Master of Science Degree Requirements

Required Courses15
Select a minimum of 15 credit hours of 500- to 700-level MSE courses approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Additional Courses9
"Additional Courses" are approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Thesis Course6
Master's Thesis Research
Total Hours30

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

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.



  • 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