Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Maryland is a diverse field that bolsters other branches of engineering. The development of safe, high-density batteries, cars with better gas mileage, ultra high density magnetic hard drives for future computers, advanced solar cells and many other technological breakthroughs require innovative materials and processes to build on what is available today. MSE is the field that spearheads these discovery and development processes.

Come join the elite MSE program at the University of Maryland!

  • Combine Engineering with Chemistry and Physics
  • Find jobs in microelectronics, automotive, biotech, venture capital start-ups, government labs and more
  • Excellent starting salaries for graduates
  • Get research experience as an undergraduate
  • Small classes allow you to get to know your professors


Spring 2023 Events (registration is required for all events)

  • In-Person Departmental Open House: Please join the Materials Science and Engineering Department for an in-person information session. The session will include an overview of our major and research opportunities. Speak with faculty and staff within the department who will be able to answer your questions. 

    • Saturday, March 11, 2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Location: Kim Engineering Building Room 1110
    • Follow link to register.
  • Virtual Q&A with current MSE Students: Join our current students as they discuss their experiences inside and outside the classroom, and bring your questions.

    • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 7:00 - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • Follow link to register (after registering you will be emailed the Zoom link). 
  • Admitted Student Open House and other events.**Events are being organized by the University and we will have a representative in attendance.

    • Follow link to register.

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