About MSE

Established in 1962, the U.Va. Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), addresses societal needs by providing cutting-edge research solutions and educating the leaders of tomorrow — in the classroom, in the lab and beyond.

  • Fast Facts
    • Consistently ranks in the top 30 of MSE departments nationally
    • Receives $9.5 M in research funding per year, enabling student-centered research across the spectrum of materials for structural and electronic functions
    • Is home to 5 major research centers of excellence.
    • Awards 3-4 MS and 10-15 PhD degrees annually in Materials Science and Engineering plus Engineering Physics
    • Is led by 24 nationally renowned professors, including 8 endowed chair-holders, one member of the National Academy of Engineering, and recipients of 35 fellow-of-technical-society awards.
    • Supports about 85 graduate students each year, involved in research, journal publication, and international technical conferences
    • Operates sophisticated laboratory instrumentation and computer modeling facilities in two attached state-of-the-art buildings, Wilsdorf Hall and the Materials Science Building
    MSE Department Brochure
  • Degrees Offered

    Highly collaborative in nature, the department offers several degrees:

    Concentration in Materials Science, via a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science (ES/MSE)

    Master of Materials Science and Engineering (ME) in Materials Science and Engineering

    Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering (MS-MSE)

    Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering The department also offers a minor in materials science, available to all University undergraduate students and concentration in materials science within the engineering science program.

  • Contact Info

    Contact Information

    POSTAL ADDRESS:

    Wilsdorf Hall 395 McCormick Road
    P.O. BOX 400745
    Charlottesville, VA 22904

    Phone: (434) 982 - 5641
    Fax: (434) 982 - 5660

    FACULY, STAFF, and STUDENTS:

  • Parking

    The department has two visitor parking spots near Scott Stadium in the T-4 parking lot. Reservations can be made through the MSE office.

    This printable map has directions and the walking route to the building from our visitor parking spots.

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    Additional parking is available nearby in metered lots and through P&T.