Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science

Materials Science Graduate Program

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Why consider a master’s degree in materials science at Missouri State?

  • Our program is designed with strong and helpful course work as well as plenty of opportunities for research, giving you an edge in the workforce and in applying for more advanced degrees.
  • Our faculty is dedicated to helping you succeed in your studies and helping you find internship opportunities that will lead to job possibilities.
  • You will have access to some of the most advanced labs and equipment in the Midwest, giving you an extra edge in your research.

Career options

With a master’s degree in materials science, you can pursue a career in any of the following areas:

  • Administration
  • Materials science related industries, such as defense, energy, biomedical and semiconductor
  • Project management
  • Research and development of condensed matter
  • Research and development of engineering physics
  • Testing of new products

Career Resources

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with a graduate degree in materials science.

Also, our department encourages students to use resources like Physics Today and the American Physical Society as they look for jobs in their field.