At UW–Madison, our master’s program in Materials Science and Engineering will help you understand the complex fields of Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering through rigorous graduate-level coursework.

Is this program right for you?

As a student in the UW–Madison Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering: Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering, you will develop a unique understanding of innovative research and applications in topics ranging from organic nanostructures to nanoscale assembly techniques to nonmanufacturing processes.


Our faculty works together to solve some of the world’s most difficult and challenging problems. UW–Madison’s Materials Science and Engineering faculty have been consistently recognized for their achievements and developments in the materials field.


If you want to continue your education and further your career in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, we can help. With our accelerated master’s degree program and support from expert faculty, you will graduate prepared to enter the field in just one year.


What you Learn

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles in the field
  • Demonstrate an ability to formulate, analyze, and independently solve advanced engineering problems
  • Demonstrate creative, independent problem-solving skills
  • Apply the relevant scientific and technological advancements, techniques, and engineering tools to address these problems
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct

Where & How you learn


  • Accelerated
  • Face-to-face


  • 30 credit degree program
  • Complete the program in one academic year (fall, spring, summer)
  • Courses begin in the fall semester only
  • Students who hold a graduate degree may transfer up to 9 credits of prior graduate work
  • UW–Madison Engineering students may count up to 7 credits of coursework numbered 300 or above towards degree
  • Students in this program will not be eligible for TA, RA, and PA positions or a thesis

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All applicants must:

  • Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Submit GRE Scores
  • Meet the minimum requirements of the Graduate School
    • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent for at least your last 60 semester hours.
    • Non-native English speakers must have a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score above graduate school minimums.

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