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Materials Science & Engineering (MS&E) is a vast, interdisciplinary, 21st century renaissance field based around the creation of materials that will change and define how we go about our everyday tasks. Those who study MS&E research the properties of polymers, glasses, ceramics and metals in bulk (chunks), thin film and fiber forms. Graduates of Clemson’s MSE program will find themselves on the forefront of almost every industry. Designed for students who wonder how and why materials behave the way they do, the program is a perfect fit for those who want to discover the next revolutionary substance.
There are two concentrations in Clemson’s MS&E program.
Inorganic Materials focuses on designing, developing and participating in the manufacture of both standard and new materials intended for use in industries with diverse applications, including:
Polymeric Materials is one of the most respected programs of its kind in the nation. Students learn skills for a wide range of applications, including:
Recent graduates have found jobs at Milliken, DuPont, Bosch, BASF, 3M, Kimberly Clark, Cognis, Shakespeare, PARA-CHEM, Southern, Velcro, Lockheed Martin, GE and U.S. military research laboratories.
Many of our students go on to pursue graduate degrees at Georgia Tech, Harvard, Virginia Tech, University of Florida, Ohio State and numerous other universities
Materials Science and Engineering