Many of the grand challenges that face society today require new and improved materials to help provide solutions, and this need is driving a resurgence in the importance and relevance of education and research in materials science and engineering (MSE).

Program Status

Pending Duke University Board of Trustees Approval

Approval of the Board of Trustees is expected in December 2017. We will then begin accepting applications for fall 2018 admission.

Duke University is a premier institution for MSE education, research, and innovation.

We are a multidisciplinary graduate degree program that takes advantage of these strengths across Duke to train the next generation of materials scientists and engineers by transcending the traditional boundaries of materials classifications and scientific disciplines.


Adrienne Stiff-RobertsAdrienne Stiff-Roberts
Program Director
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

+1 919 660-5560

 A Welcome from the Director


Katie KriegerKatie Krieger
Admissions/Director of Graduate Studies Assistant
+1 919 660 5142



Participating Departments

Participating Pratt School of Engineering academic departments are:

Participating Trinity College of Arts & Sciences academic departments are: