M.S.: Applicants to the M.S. program in Materials Science and Engineering are required to hold a bachelor's degree in materials science, metallurgy, or ceramics. Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in chemistry, physics, or other engineering disciplines may be admitted if an introductory materials course has been taken or remedial work comparable to an introductory course is performed.
Applicants not having adequate preparation may be admitted provisionally and may be required to undertake certain remedial coursework which cannot be applied toward the degree. On arrival at UCLA, an adviser helps the student plan a program which can remedy any such deficiencies.