The accelerated undergraduate/graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering allows highly qualified UCF undergraduate majors in Mechanical Engineering to begin taking graduate-level courses that will count toward their master’s degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Participation will enable completion of the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in five instead of six years for students enrolled in full-time course work.
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Up to 12 credit hours of approved graduate-level courses of grades “B” (3.0) or better may be counted toward the BS and MS degrees. Additional notes on the Accelerated Undergraduate and Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering are as follows:
- Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
- Students must earn at least a “B” (3.0) in each undergraduate and graduate engineering course for them to be counted toward the major.
Please see the current edition of the Undergraduate Catalog for additional information about engineering programs.
Please see the Materials Science and Engineering MSME program in the Graduate Catalog for additional information.
Independent LearningThe Independent Learning Requirement is met by successful completion of a master's thesis or EML 6085 Research Methods or EMA/EML 6918 Directed Research for nonthesis students.
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
The Accelerated BS to MS Program in Materials Science and Engineering allows highly qualified University of Central Florida undergraduate majors in Mechanical Engineering to begin taking graduate level courses that will count toward their master's degree while completing their baccalaureate degree program. Students apply for admission to the accelerated program in either their junior year or senior year. If the student has a degree in the discipline, but were not previously part of this accelerated program, then they should apply to Materials Science Engineering MS Program without a track selection. Additional information about this track may be located at: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/current-students/bs-ms-program.
The College of Engineering and Computer Science strongly encourages prospective applicants to request a free pre-screening (www.cecs.ucf.edu/prescreen) of their qualifications prior to submitting an online application for graduate admission. However, a pre-screening is not required; rather, it is offered as a courtesy to all prospective applicants before they commit to submitting a complete online application and paying an application processing fee.
Admissions decisions are made on the basis of a complete online application only, and not on the basis of any pre-screening. Prospective applicants who are encouraged to apply to their intended graduate program based on the information provided for their pre-screening are not assured of admission or financial assistance when they submit a complete online application. Although it is possible, it is not likely, that prospective applicants who are discouraged from formally applying to a graduate program at the pre-screening stage will be admitted if they elect to submit a complete online application anyway.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- A bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline.
- Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives.
Faculty members may choose to conduct face-to-face or telephone interviews before accepting an applicant into their research program.
Additional courses may be required to correct deficiencies. Students should contact the Materials graduate program director for more information.
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International Transfer Applicants
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website
, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information
section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.