Best Colleges with Materials Sciences Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Materials Sciences, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Materials Sciences is offered at a small amount of schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Materials Sciences degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Materials Sciences degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Materials Sciences.

The Best Materials Sciences Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY

Columbia University in the City of New York offers 4 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 27 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 18 Master's degrees, 5 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Certificates degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

Based on 20 Reviews
2 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania offers 0 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city.

Based on 56 Reviews
3 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University offers 3 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 85 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, and 14 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
4 University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley

University of California-Berkeley offers 3 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 50 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and 10 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 140 Reviews
5 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University offers 2 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 7 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 28 Reviews
6 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 3 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 7 Doctoral degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
7 Northwestern University Evanston, IL

Northwestern University offers 2 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large private university in a small city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 40 Reviews
8 University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA

University of California-Los Angeles offers 1 Materials Sciences Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 23 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 88 Reviews
9 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO

Washington University in St Louis offers 1 Materials Sciences Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb.

Based on 36 Reviews
10 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers 2 Materials Sciences Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Materials Sciences with students earning 3 Doctoral degrees, and 2 Master's degrees.

Based on 72 Reviews

List of Materials Sciences Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbia University in the City of New York Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 28,086
University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
5/5
12 : 1 24,876
Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 12,963
University of California-Berkeley University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
21 : 1 38,189
Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN
5/5
4 : 1 12,567
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Northwestern University Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
10 : 1 21,655
University of California-Los Angeles University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
12 : 1 41,908
Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
9 : 1 14,688
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
17 : 1 29,084
University Logo Emory University Atlanta, GA
5/5
7 : 1 13,788
University of California-Santa Barbara University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 23,497
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
Stevens Institute of Technology Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
5/5
20 : 1 6,359
University of Delaware University of Delaware Newark, DE
3/5
21 : 1 22,852
Michigan State University Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3/5
18 : 1 50,538
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
5/5
15 : 1 16,639
University of Denver University of Denver Denver, CO
5/5
14 : 1 11,797
University of California-Riverside University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA
3/5
24 : 1 21,385
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
University of Vermont University of Vermont Burlington, VT
4/5
11 : 1 12,815
University of Massachusetts-Amherst University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA
3/5
21 : 1 29,269
The University of Alabama The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
3/5
25 : 1 37,098
University at Buffalo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
17 : 1 29,796
University of Rochester University of Rochester Rochester, NY
5/5
6 : 1 11,105

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Getting a Materials Sciences Degree Online

Schools offering online Materials Sciences degrees

Online Materials Sciences degrees are available with as many as 18 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Materials Sciences degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Columbia University in the City of New York 0 0 0 18 0
How many schools offer online Materials Sciences degrees?
  • 1 Master's

What degrees do people get in Materials Sciences?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 3 Colleges 6 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 10 Colleges 173 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 4 Colleges 14 Graduates
Doctoral 1-2 year Length 32 Colleges 136 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 31 Colleges 172 Graduates

Materials Sciences Degree Overview

Researching a Materials Sciences degree you will find that there are many choices for a traditional degree as well as higher education opportunities. Earning a degree in Materials Sciences may take more time than just your traditional degree as it is common to receive advanced degrees in complement to the traditional. The most common Materials Sciences degree earned was a bachelor's degree, however, schools more commonly offer a doctoral degree. The second most popular Materials Sciences degree that people obtain is a master's degree which suggests a focus on higher learning. This illustrates that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although an associate's degree is offered at some schools, getting a traditional degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Materials Sciences that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Materials Sciences degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,251 Public In-State
$8,502 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$10,848 Public In-State
$41,702 Private In-State
$26,788 Public Out-of-State
$41,702 Private Out-of-State
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