Advance your education and career in materials science and engineering.

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) Program at CU Boulder offers you an interdisciplinary education exploring science at the intersection of advanced chemistry, biology, engineering and physics.

As a student here, you will work with and learn from faculty conducting research across scientific and engineering disciplines, sharing their expertise and passion for materials development and applications. 

You will achieve your educational goals at CU Boulder through strong, cross-disciplinary coursework and research in a curriculum designed to provide you with the skills to be successful in your career.

Degree Options

Graduate Program Research Tracks

As a master's or PhD student, you will have the opportunity to choose from seven unique program tracks for specialization including:

  • Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials
  • Soft Materials
  • Structural Materials
  • Materials Characterization and Processing

  • Materials for Energy
  • Biomaterials
  • Computational Materials Science