2024-2025 Admission Requirements for the Graduate Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Admissions Requirements for the Graduate Major in Materials Science and Engineering


After exploring options and choosing a specific program, follow the steps on our University’s graduate application process:

Deadlines to apply

December 9, 2023

Admission Limited to


Exams & GRE Types

GRE: Optional

Students who wish to apply for admission to graduate programs for the 2022-2023 year are not required to take the GRE or submit a GRE score report as part of their application. However, submitting GRE scores is highly encouraged for PhD applicants.

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UCLA-Wide Graduate Admissions Requirements

Degree-Specific Admissions Requirements

In addition to the University's minimum requirements and those listed above, all applicants are expected to submit a resume and a statement of purpose.

M.S.: Applicants to the M.S. program in Materials Science and Engineering are required to hold a bachelor's degree in materials science, metallurgy, or ceramics. 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 which cannot be applied toward the degree. On arrival at UCLA, an adviser helps the student plan a program which can remedy any such deficiencies.

Ph.D.: Applicants to the Ph.D. program should have completed the requirements for the master's degree with at least a 3.25 grade-point average and have demonstrated creative ability. Normally the M.S. degree is not required for admission to the Ph.D. program. Although the GRE is not required, it is highly encouraged.

Program Name

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering is a program in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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M.S., Ph.D.

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