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Materials Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

Materials Engineering

At the University of Dayton, you will join an internationally recognized materials engineering program that ranks first in Ohio and second nationally in sponsored materials research (as ranked by the National Science Foundation). We are one of the few universities in the nation involved in the modeling, control and automation of composite processing.

When you combine this level of excellence with a flexible program of study, it's easy to see why full- and part-time students from around the world join us in our pursuit of world-leading scholarship and development.

Plans of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the Materials Engineering Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Engineering (D.E.) degrees.

Career Outlook and Highlights 

  • College Choice and U.S. News rate the University of Dayton's graduate engineering school in the top 60 in the nation. 
  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored materials engineering R&D
  • No. 1 — Nationally for federally sponsored materials engineering R&D
  • No. 1 — In Ohio for sponsored materials engineering R&D (National Science Foundation)
  • No. 2 — Nationally in sponsored materials research (National Science Foundation)

Areas of Research

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Aerospace metals and alloys
  • Ceramic/matric composites
  • Composite materials development
  • Composite materials processing
  • Composites manufacturing
  • Computational materials
  • Corrosion
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nondestructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Polymers
  • Thin films

Research Centers

Program Details

In the master and doctorate programs, you'll learn from materials experts, including engineers and scientists from the University, UDRI, WPAFB and local industries. These professionals often serve as guest speakers and present their latest research.

Graduate students routinely receive financial support for conducting materials research alongside engineers at UDRI and the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials Directorate at WPAFB. Many of these professionals serve as research advisers and materials engineering faculty members. Our research facilities and the on-campus Center for Materials Diagnostics are among the best in the world. 


Engineering Graduate Assistantships
The University of Dayton School of Engineering has several assistantship positions available for the academic year.
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Graduate Materials Engineering, Dr. Charles Browning, Director

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0256