MS in Nanomaterials

Student in Nanomaterials Group labA nanomaterials master’s of science degree is a postgraduate degree that enables you to enhance your academic qualifications in the quickly growing field of nanomaterials to advance your career. Materials with structure at the nanoscale often have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties, making them exceptionally well-suited to tackle global issues in areas, such as health and energy.  Moreover, as the global economy becomes more dependent on materials produced from nanoscience, additional needs for skilled workers in this area arise. Job opportunities in nanomaterials span across the globe, ranging from the U.S. to Asia and Europe.

MS Degree Requirements

Core Courses
15 Credits
Non-core Courses
21 Credits
Thesis and Alternatives
 9 credits of MS thesis or 6 credits of thesis proposal (literature review) + 3 credit course or 9 credits of courses

The minimum course requirement for the MS Degree is 45 credits. These 45 credits consist of 15 credits of core courses, 21 credits of selective courses in the area of bionanomaterials or nanomaterials for energy. The remaining nine credits shall depend on whether the student selects an MS thesis, an MS research proposal, or the non-thesis option.

Of the 21 non-core course credits, at least nine must be taken within the Materials Department, while the rest may be taken within the College of Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, College of Arts and Sciences, or at other colleges, if consistent with the student's Plan of Study and given advance written approval by the Graduate Advisor. At least nine of these 18 elective credits must be exclusive of Independent Study courses or Research credits. Students may transfer no more than 15 credits (equivalent to 10 semester-credits) from approved institutions, provided they follow the rules and regulations described in the Drexel University Graduate Curricula.

There is no general exam required for MS students. If an MS student wants to continue for a PhD then: (a) s/he must be admitted to the PhD program (there is no guarantee that an MS student will be admitted to the PhD program), and (b) s/he must take the Candidacy Exam during the first three quarters in which s/he is admitted to the PhD program.

All MS students should familiarize themselves with the Nanomaterials MS degree requirements.

Please explore our Web site for more information about our department and our program. If you are interested in visiting the department to meet one-on-one with faculty, students, and staff and to take a tour of our labs, please contact the Drexel Materials Assistant Director of Student Services.