MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering is known as the world-wide leader of its field, based on its academic program, its highly regarded faculty, and the high caliber of its students. The department offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy. The Graduate Program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been rated No. 1 in the country since U.S. News and World Report began ranking graduate programs and was also ranked top by the National Research Council review of graduate programs in the United States (

The graduate-level Department of Materials Science at Northwestern University has achieved world-class reputation. The department has 30 faculty members, 30 postdoctoral researchers, 110 graduate students and 60 undergraduate students. It was ranked as one of the top two in materials science and engineering nationally, according to the National Research Council report on doctoral programs (

Ranking of Top Materials Science Doctoral Programs (US):

1. MIT

2. Northwestern U

3. Cornell U

4. UC Berkeley

5. U of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

6. Stanford U

7. UMass (Amherst)


9. Pennsylvania State Uni

10. Uni of Pennsylvania

Source: National Council Research Report 1995

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