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Welcome prospective students!

Please take a look at the appropriate tabs above for information on what our department has to offer you as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Holly explains her REU research project

Prospective Undergraduates

Make your time here more valuable: we now offer tracks designed with you in mind! Specialize in one of five areas (advanced materials design and processing, biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, soft materials) or create your own!

Max and Giacomo work on a computer model

Prospective Graduates

Explore the many research areas we offer. With 12 research groups to choose from, you can expand your materials knowledge in any one of a wide range of materials research specializations with applications to academia and industry.


  • What Is Materials?

    Confused by what it means to be a materials engineer? Learn more about the field and the work and research that materials scientists and engineers do.

  • Undergraduate Programs

    Learn about our different degree options and how to maximize your time here with accelerated combined B.S./M.S. and B.S./Ph.D. options, as well as minor and double major opportunities.

  • Tracks

    Looking to specialize in a particular area of materials science and engineering? We offer the opportunity to focus your studies in one of five research areas, or for you to create your own track.

Work & Research

  • Co-op Program

    What are people doing on co-op? How much money do they make? Click here to read more about Drexel’s famous co-op program.

  • Research Opportunities

    What are Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering's research areas?

Student Life

After you graduate...

  • Alumni

    Learn about what our alumni are doing and what a materials degree from Drexel can do for you!



  • Ph.D. Information

    Thinking about getting your doctoral degree? More information about our nationally-recognized Ph.D. program, including admission instructions, is available here.

  • M.S. Information

    Interested in getting your master's? More information, as well as admissions instructions, can be found here.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Answers to common questions asked by prospective graduate students.

  • Research Areas

    What are Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering's research areas?

  • Meet Our Faculty

    Get to meet our faculty face-to-face! Click here to find out what upcoming conferences and lectures our faculty members will be attending.

  • Student Profiles

    Find out what our students have to say about the program.

After you graduate...

  • Alumni

    Learn about what our alumni are doing and what a materials degree from Drexel can do for you!

Student Life

  • Off-Campus Housing

    Moving into the area from out of town? Click here for a comprehensive guide about off campus housing in the Philadelphia area.

  • Drexel GSA

    Drexel's Graduate Students Association advocates the interests and addresses concerns of graduate students at Drexel and provides a formal means of communication between graduate students and the University community.


    Materials Engineering Graduate Student Network - Graduate student organization

  • MRS

    Materials Research Society - Graduate student organization

  • Engineering Graduate Association

    Sponsors activities that aim to address topics not covered in graduate coursework through events such as Fellowships, Industry vs. Academia, or Thesis-writing seminars.


  • Graduate Admissions

    Look here for information on how to apply to Drexel and the materials program as a grad student.

  • Fellowships and Scholarships

    There are a wide variety of fellowships and scholarships open to prospective students. Learn about what fellowships and scholarships are available to you and how to apply.

  • Visit Us

    Arrange a tour of the campus and see what Materials @ Drexel has to offer you.

  • Contact Us

    Have a question? Interested in visiting the department? Feel free to contact us!

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Last updated Thursday, October 20, 2011