The Graduate Certificate in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is designed for working professionals who do not have formal training in MSE, but wish to acquire a basic understanding of materials science. The program requires four courses (12 credit hours) and can be completed in two semesters. Most people enroll as distance education students. Required courses include the core course MSE 500 (3 credit hours) and three MSE elective courses (9 credit hours) selected by the student. Students may customize their particular program to focus on specific areas of materials science that interest them.
To be admitted to the MSE Graduate Certificate Program, a student must have a B.S. degree in the sciences or engineering from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and have an overall (or major) GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
This 12-credit graduate program includes four 3-credit MSE graduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $513 per credit for North Carolina residents and $1,361 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $6,156 for North Carolina residents and $16,332 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.