Why MSE at University of Florida?

The UF MSE program is ranked among the top ten public graduate and undergraduate materials science and engineering programs in the nation. At the undergraduate level, we offer an ABET-accredited BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering with specializations in ceramics, electronic materials, metallurgy, and polymers.

At the graduate level, we offer a wide range of research opportunities in the main areas of biomaterials, ceramics, electronic materials, metals and polymers. Students applying for the graduate program may be eligible for competitive assistantships or fellowships that enable them to work within their chosen area of concentration.

Reflecting these responsibilities, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the University of Florida is organized around the following missions:

  • to provide the highest quality undergraduate education possible
  • to offer comprehensive graduate education that allows students to advance the boundaries of knowledge
  • to disseminate the knowledge and technology through publications and presentations
  • to serve the scientific and engineering communities of the state and the nation through activities such as short courses, distance learning and industrial collaboration.

For more information about us, please visit the about section of this website.

Our Awards and Accomplishments

With over 30 full-time faculty members, the UF MSE Department employs some of the brightest minds in the world. Faculty members have consistently gained international recognition for their research and contributions to the Materials Science industry.

Additionally, MSE Students have received various honors and awards for their accomplishments. As a student at the University of Florida Materials Science & Engineering Department, you will be placed on the cutting edge of technology, with some of the leaders in the materials industry.

Please visit the MSE Awards and Accomplishments section for a complete listing of MSE Department Awards.


What Our Students Have to Say

“Joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is the best decision I’ve ever made. It’s a field that combines the stuff you’ve always had to read in textbooks to actual applications in industry. Imagine, not just a class, but an entire major designed for use in the real world. MSE gives you the ability, like all other engineering disciplines, to piece together Legos©, and adds the ability to make those Legos© bigger, better, and stronger. That’s something most people can’t say, and that’s why I’m here.”
Danny Zeenberg of Gainesville, Florida