Turning science into technology
Materials science is a field of study focused on creating new technological developments based on cutting-edge scientific advances. The materials created in this field range from nanotechnology to advanced polymers, created for a variety of purposes. This is a broad field of study, and there are many opportunities for today’s students to contribute using these exciting new technologies.
A physics degree, with an emphasis in materials science, will prepare you for a career in any of the following areas:
- Defense industry
- Novel Electronic materials
- Structural composites
Our department offers a Master of Science in Materials Science, allowing students to continue their studies and research here at Missouri State. Students with a materials science degree are well prepared for any science-related master’s degree here or elsewhere. If you are an undergraduate student, you should also consider our accelerated master’s program.