"The student atmosphere is great. The department is a perfect size and graduate students
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one another and are supportive of
each other."

Prospective Graduate Students

The graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois offers students a mixture of high quality education and cutting edge research. U.S. News and World Report ranks the graduate program in materials at Illinois among the top programs in the nation. Facilities such as the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory provide unparalleled access and training on the world-class instrumentation you will need for your research. New materials and processes underlie countless recent advances in communications, information technology, medicine, transportation, and energy production. With a graduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Illinois, you will be exceptionally well-positioned to contribute to these and other exciting technological fields that depend on advances in synthesis, processing, and characterization of materials.

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MS Placement Stats 2010-13

Students entering the MatSE graduate program have undergraduate degrees in a number of scientific and engineering disciplines, i.e., Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Mechanical Engineering. Admission to graduate study in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is based on undergraduate performance, standardized test scores, a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation.

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