Master of Science in Materials Science & Engineering atUCLA , Los AngelesMaterials Science and Engineering Department


1.5 - 2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Students are strongly urged to consult with the departmental student office staff and/or the Office of Academic and Student Affairs regarding procedures, requirements and on the implementation of policies
  • There are three main areas in the M.S. program: ceramics and ceramic processing; electronic and optical materials; and structural materials
  • Students may specialize in any one of the three areas, although most students are more interested in a broader education and select a variety of courses


  • University Rankings
    • #13

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #44

      - QS 2023

    • #21

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #14

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #20

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 21,94,923
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 14,19,291
InsuranceINR 3,68,632
Student Services FeeINR 93,274
TotalINR 18,81,197

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 82.69


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 24ᵗʰ March 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


CGPA - 3/4

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in materials science, metallurgy, or ceramics with a GPA that is the equivalent of not less than 3.0/4.0 in undergraduate study. Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, or other engineering disciplines may be admitted if an introductory materials course has been taken or remedial work comparable to an introductory course is performed
  • Applicants not having adequate preparation may be admitted provisionally and may be required to undertake certain remedial coursework that cannot be applied toward the degree


Marks - 87/120

  • The following are the expected scores for each section:
    • Writing: 25
    • Speaking: 24
    • Reading: 21
    • Listening: 17


Marks - 7/9


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Students who wish to apply for admission to our graduate program for the 2021-2022 academic year are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report as part of their application package

Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Submit SOP:
    • This statement should be brief and concise
    • Describe exactly which field you wish to study at UCLA. The graduate research for the MSE Department falls into one of three fields of study:
      • Ceramics and Ceramic Processing
      • Electronic and Optical Materials
      • Structural Materials

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Scholarship information is not available. You can apply to non-college specific scholarships available for USA.

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