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MSE Moved to Science I
MSE moved to Science 1!
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Science I, Institute of Materials Science
Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Institute for Regenerative Engineering
Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park

Research Facilities
Microchip production factory.

B.S.E. (ABET accredited)
MSE minor
M.S., MEng., Ph.D.

Degrees Offered

98 Undergraduate Students
79 Graduate students


18 Full-time Professors
4 Joint with the UConn Health Center
2 Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
10 Teaching, Research, Adjunct, and Emeritus Faculty

Rankings (US News)

Top 25 among US Public Universities Overall
30 among US Public MSE Graduate Programs
Highest ranked in UConn School of Engineering

…before MSE grew the faculty by 25% and our research funding by 50%

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Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates.

Although it was another year of Covid-related challenges, MSE and our graduates have much to celebrate. That includes an unprecedented 11 point jump in our national program ranking, record research funding, faculty and students in key leadership roles across the campus, a Fulbright award, tv news features for our student-led NASA Big Idea Challenge, and others.

Note that we will continue to staff the MSE office in-person every day, with mask and vaccine requirements following campus safety protocols. As with everything in the Covid era, we encourage you to use email or tele/web conferencing whenever possible.

-Bryan Huey, MSE Department Head

UConn School of Engineering Graduates

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Why Study Materials Science and Engineering?

Materials Science is present in nearly every field of engineering, and in every aspect of your modern world. The demand for newer, stronger, cheaper, lighter, more functional and more sustainable materials is inherent in all types of industries. Materials science and engineering majors develop the materials that make the technologies we use in our everyday lives better.

At a school as large as UConn, it is difficult to narrow down your choices for a major. We understand the weight of this decision, and we want to give you a choice that will enhance your mind with a bright future. Consider Materials Science and Engineering as the right path for you.

Administrative Program Support

General Inquiries, Academic Services, Admissions, Travel
Sarah Moore
Phone: 860-486-4620
Normal Office Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm
Mon., Tue., Thu., Fr. onsite and telecommuting Wed.

Financial Services, Payroll, Purchasing, Visas
Lorri Lafontaine
Phone: 860-486-4621
Normal Office Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm
Mon., Tue., Wed., Fr. onsite and telecommuting Thu.

Department Head
Bryan Huey
Phone: 860-486-3284

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Quick Facts

MSE Among Top 25 Public Programs 

Degrees Offered
B.S. (ABET accredited)
M.S., MEng.,Ph.D.

21 Full-time Professors and Professors-in-Residence
10 Additional Faculty in Graduate Program
11 Teaching, Research, and Adjunct Faculty

141 Undergraduate Students
  99 Graduate Students

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