Feb 24, 2024
The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers a grad track option for currently enrolled UNT undergraduate students majoring in materials science and engineering.
In this grad track option, the student can take a maximum of nine (9) credit hours of graduate courses while completing the BS degree. After earning the BS degree, these credit hours can be counted toward the MS degree. Prior to registering for these courses, the student must be admitted to the grad track option and obtain approvals from the undergraduate and graduate coordinators.
Admission requirements and program policies
Students applying to the grad track option should be majors in the materials science and engineering BS program. Students are eligible to apply to the grad track option during their junior year, after completing at least 75 credit hours. Other requirements include:
- A cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher is required at the time of application
- An average GPA of 3.5 or higher for materials science core courses taken (MTSE 3010, MTSE 3030, MTSE 3050 and MTSE 3070)
- A personal statement, curriculum vitae and two letters of recommendation from materials science and engineering faculty members
The student’s application will be reviewed by both undergraduate and graduate advisors. Once approved, the student must apply to the Toulouse Graduate School within the first semester of their senior year.
After completing at least 90 credit hours and after authorization from undergraduate and graduate advisors, the student may begin taking graduate courses as electives for the BS requirements. Students should earn a B or higher in these graduate courses to be counted toward the MS degree.
Students admitted to the grad track option will be admitted to the MS on a conditional basis. Once the student has satisfied all course work for the BS degree and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher, he or she will be fully admitted to the MS program with all the rights and privileges of a graduate student.
The student must enroll in the graduate school in the long semester after finishing the BS degree and should take the remaining graduate courses in the following year(s) to complete the MS degree. If the student does not enroll in the graduate school in the long semester after finishing the BS degree, those graduate course credit hours will not be counted for the MS degree, even if the student comes back for graduate school in the future.
The student will be awarded the BS degree immediately upon successful completion of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.
Students in the grad track option may choose 9 hours from the following graduate level courses to replace electives in the BS degree:
- MTSE 5070 - Tribology of Materials
- MTSE 5200 - Advanced Concepts of Metallurgical Science
- MTSE 5300 - Science and Technology of Modern Ceramics
- MTSE 5400 - Advanced Polymer Physics and Chemistry
- MTSE 5560 - Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices
- MTSE 5620 - Scanning Electron and Ion Microscopy
- MTSE 5710 - Computational Materials Science
If the student wishes to take other graduate courses to satisfy the grad track option requirements, he or she will need to obtain approval from both the undergraduate and graduate advisors in materials science and engineering. Students should earn a B or higher in these courses in order to be counted toward the MS degree.
See the Materials Science and Engineering, BS for the remainder of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.