Materials Science & Engineering

What is materials science and engineering?

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Materials science and engineering is one of engineering’s most highly interdisciplinary and dynamic disciplines. Materials scientists and engineers seek to understand the fundamental relationships between the structure, properties, processing, and performance of materials toward the synthesis of new materials. They also develop improved processes for making materials and work to understand the role of materials in the functioning of biological organisms.

Why Hopkins?

At Johns Hopkins, materials science and engineering exists at the intersection of some of the most cutting-edge scientific and application oriented fields, such as energy, biomedicine, nanotechnology, aerospace, and electronics. Students here have the opportunity to work in one of 37 world-class laboratories, with one-on-one faculty mentoring. Our faculty-to-student ratio is 1-to-5, so you and your career goals will get plenty of individualized attention. Our focus areas of nanotechnology and biomaterials provide a solid foundation for future career development, allowing you to move in many exciting directions.

What can you do with your degree?

Nearly 60 percent of our materials science and engineering graduates pursue an advanced degree at top graduate schools, while others go on to exciting jobs in science and research, engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, financial services, education, and teaching.

Part-Time & Online Programs

Working professionals who wish to pursue a master’s degree part-time may choose the Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals (EP) Materials Science & Engineering program.