Materials Science and Engineering, MS
Four research focus areas have been identified by industry leaders in and around Tulsa, with Materials Science and Engineering as the overall umbrella. These focus areas include: Materials for Energy Technologies, Bio-Materials for Medical Technologies, Advanced Materials for Aerospace and Materials for Electronics and Control Technologies. Tulsa-based industry leaders also identified "materials" as the "core" discipline at the HRC.
- 30 total credit
- Courses (15 core credits and 9 electives)
- Thesis committee
- 6 credits research/thesis under MSE advisor
- Oral thesis presentation and examination
- Thesis approval
- Approval for graduation
- 35 total credits
- Courses (21 credits of core MSE courses and 12 credits of electives)
- 2 credits research project under MSE advisor
- Oral project presentation and examination
- Project approval
- Approval for graduation
Research and Faculty
Dr. Raman Singh (in front), professor and head in the School of Materials Science and Engineering is part of a research team developing environmentally sustainable process for recovering oil and natural gas from unconventional shale resources.
The following are required for completing the graduate application process:
- Completed application
- Academic transcripts
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of Purpose clearly indicating the area of interest you are interested in pursuing as well as which faculty member(s) you are interested in working with (preferred maximum one page) based on faculty interests listed on the MSE website.
- Resume (preferred maximum of 2 pages)
- If you are an international student, the following is also required in addition to
the above material.
- TOEFL or IELTS – the Graduate College requires a minimum score of 79 (internet based test) or 550 (paper-based test) in TOEFL or overall band score of 6.5 or higher in IELTS. However, if you want to be considered for a teaching or research assistantship, a score of 26 or higher on the speaking section of the TOEFL, or 8.5 or higher on the speaking portion of the IELTS is required. If your scores are lower than that, you will have to take the graduate college administered International Teaching Assistant English test in order to be officially allowed to work as a graduate teaching assistant.
- GRE general test – there are no specific score requirements and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. As a general guideline, current graduate students have obtained a score of 305 or higher in verbal and math together, and an analytical writing score of 2.5 or higher.
Cost & Assistance
Oklahoma State University and Tulsa are especially affordable places for graduate students. OSU's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.