Admission Requirements

  • You must meet the general admission requirements that pertain to all master’s degree candidates.
  • Your prior education must include a mathematics sequence through linear algebra and/or differential equations as well as courses in general physics and chemistry.
  • This program is best suited to applicants who have received undergraduate degrees in engineering or science-related fields.
  • If your prior education does not include the prerequisites listed above, you may still be admitted under provisional status, followed by full admission once you have completed the missing prerequisites. Missing prerequisites may be completed at the Johns Hopkins University or at another regionally accredited institution.
  • You may opt to include professional accomplishments in your application by submitting a résumé along with letters of recommendation from your workplace.
  • When reviewing an application, your academic and professional background (if submitted) will be considered.
  • If you are an international student, you may have additional admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

  • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
  • The curriculum consists of two core courses and eight electives in materials science and engineering or related fields (400-level or higher with at least five at the 600- or 700-level).
  • Materials-related elective courses from other programs may be counted towards degree requirements with advisor approval.
  • Students interested in taking the Materials Science and Engineering Project (515.730/731) or Independent Study (515.800/801) should discuss their plans with their academic advisor and must get prior approval from the program chair.
  • Up to two courses can be from Engineering Management program.
  • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
  • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
  • Nanotechnology Concentration:
    • A total of ten courses must be completed within five years.
    • The curriculum consists of four core courses and six electives (400-level or higher with at least five at the 600- or 700-level).
    • Materials-related elective courses from other programs may be counted towards degree requirements with advisor approval.
    • Only one C-range grade (C+, C, or C−) can count toward the master’s degree.
    • All course selections are subject to advisor approval.
    • Concentrations are noted on the student’s transcript.

Course Planning and Search

Wondering what course to take when or which courses are required? Use these helpful course planning and course search tools to help map out your path to degree completion.

Academic Calendar

Find out when registration opens, classes start, transcript deadlines and more. Applications are accepted year-round, so you can apply any time.

Looking to Study Full-Time?

Whether you are seeking a master’s degree to pursue a career in industry or a doctoral degree for a future in academia, we provide students with the resources and support they need to succeed as a materials scientist, such as paid co-ops and internships.