Master'sMaterials Engineering

A Master of Science (MS) in materials engineering from Wichita State will equip you with the skills and knowledge to leverage fundamental materials properties in the design process. The program is ideal for practicing engineers from many disciplines who are looking to receive advanced training in a wide range of materials, from composites to biomaterials. You’ll have access to some of the best research facilities in the country and the chance to work and research with faculty and industry professionals on campus and throughout Kansas’ largest city.

Learn how materials engineering is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

In addition to the general admission requirements, admission to the materials engineering program requires:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, physical sciences or related field
  • Minimum GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate coursework
  • Depending upon the applicant's undergraduate education, additional undergraduate courses may be need to be completed as prerequisites

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Summer internship propels engineering senior forward

Before her senior year, Amy McClain already had her foot in the door, having spent the summer interning at a Kansas City engineering firm.

It was a competitive process, but being part of such a strong program as a mechanical engineering major at WSU gave Amy the skills and connections to get the job.

“Apply, apply, apply to all the internship programs out there. Having experience is vital for job searches in the industry.”


The MS in materials engineering curriculum is designed to give students maximum flexibility to tailor courses to their professional goals. Students must complete at least three core courses from the set of core courses and approximately eight core and technical elective courses. As a course-only master’s program, no comprehensive exit examination is required for completion of this degree.


Whether you’re pursuing a promotion or preparing for a Ph.D., WSU’s vast industry connections, research opportunities and unmatched facilities create an environment for our engineering students to gain the expertise that leads to dream careers.

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