Major: Nanomaterials
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0 
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 15.1601
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 17-2199

About the Program

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering provides an excellent opportunity for students to gain an advanced understanding of nanomaterials in this Master of Science degree program. Students will attend lectures and work in laboratories alongside faculty and other students to solve problems in energy and health using novel approaches in the area of nanomaterials. The program is designed to expand knowledge and integrate critical thinking and research in everyday life. The Department of Materials Science and Engineering will work in conjunction with the A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute to deliver this academic program.

Additional Information

For more information, contact:

Danielle Kopicko, M.S.Ed.
Associate Director, A.J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute


Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • US Students
    • Aug. 1 (Fall Term)
    • Nov. 1 (Winter Term)
    • Feb. 1 (Spring Term
  • International Students:
    • June 13 (Fall Term only)
    • Consideration for a term other than fall requires special permission from the academic department prior to application.

Applications are accepted at any time. Funding options are decided on an individual basis.


For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application
    • Applicants may only apply to one program.
    • All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party.
    • An application fee of $65 US is required.
  • Transcripts
    • Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
    • International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to
  • Standardized Test Scores
    • GRE test scores are required
    • Minimum score varies.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
Select 15.0 credits from the list below:15.0
Nanoscale Fields
Introduction to Materials Engineering
Thermodynamics of Solids
Introduction to Solid State Materials
Experimental Technique in Materials
Nanostructured Carbon Materials
Fundamentals of Nanomanufacturing
Academic Track: Choose one*21.0-23.0
Biochemistry I
Tissue Engineering I
Tissue Engineering II
Nano and Molecular Mechanics of Biological Materials
Biomaterials I
Biomaterials II
Structure and Properties of Polymers
Nanostructured Polymeric Materials
Biomedical Materials I
Nanomaterials for Energy
Quantum Chemistry Of Molecules I
Electrochemistry for Chemists
Topics in Analytical Chemistry
Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering
Nuclear Fuel Cycle & Materials
Nanostructured Polymeric Materials
Materials for High Temperature and Energy
Materials for Energy Storage
Thesis or Non-Thesis option **9.0
Master's Thesis
Chose 9.0 credits from courses listed in the academic track above
Total Credits45.0-47.0

Sample Plan of Study

Nanomaterials for Energy Track (Thesis Option)

Term 1Credits
ET 681Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering3.0
MATE 503Introduction to Materials Engineering3.0
MATE 515Experimental Technique in Materials3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 2
CHEM 555Quantum Chemistry Of Molecules I3.0
MATE 585Nanostructured Carbon Materials3.0
PHYS 553Nanoscience3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 3
MATE 507Kinetics3.0
MATE 582Materials for Energy Storage3.0
MATE 572Materials for High Temperature and Energy3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
ECEE 821Nanoelectronics3.0
MATE 512Introduction to Solid State Materials3.0
MATE 898 [WI] *Master's Thesis3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
MATE 544Nanostructured Polymeric Materials3.0
MATE 898 [WI] *Master's Thesis6.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 45.0

Nanobiomaterials Track (Thesis Option)

Term 1Credits
BMES 660Biomaterials I4.0
MATE 503Introduction to Materials Engineering3.0
MEM 517Fundamentals of Nanomanufacturing3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 2
BMES 661Biomaterials II4.0
MATE 585Nanostructured Carbon Materials3.0
MATE 661Biomedical Materials I3.0
 Term Credits10.0
Term 3
BMES 541Nano and Molecular Mechanics of Biological Materials3.0
MATE 544Nanostructured Polymeric Materials3.0
MATE 898 [WI] Master's Thesis3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 4
BIO 500Biochemistry I3.0
MATE 501Structure and Properties of Polymers3.0
MATE 898 [WI] *Master's Thesis3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 5
MATE 510Thermodynamics of Solids3.0
MATE 898 [WI] *Master's Thesis3.0
PHYS 553Nanoscience3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 47.0

Rehabilitation Sciences DHSc Faculty

Lisa Ann Chiarello, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA (Hahnemann University) Director, PhD and Doctor of Health Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Certificate in Advanced Practice in Pediatric Rehabilitation Programs. Professor. Pediatric community-based practice; family-centered care; determinants of outcomes; and participation of children with physical disabilities.
David Ebaugh, PT, PhD (Drexel University). Adjunct Clinical Professor. Identification and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal impairments associated with shoulder pain and dysfunction; differential diagnosis of shoulder problems; orthopedic examinations and interventions
Jane Fedorzayk, PT, PhD, CHT (Temple University). Adjunct Professor. Upper extremity tendinopathies and nerve injuries
Margaret Finley, PT, PhD (University of Maryland). Associate Professor. Upper extremity movement patters in persons with chronic neuromuscular disorders.
Margery A. Lockard, PT, PhD (Hahnemann University). Clinical Professor. Orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy; management of patients using prosthetic and orthotic devices; and anatomy, physiology and kinesiology.
Robert Maschi, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Orthopedics, musculoskeletal disorders, lower extremity biomechanics and movement analysis
Clare Milner, PhD, FACSM (University of Leeds) Director, PhD in Rehabilitation Science. Associate Professor. Biomechanics of lower extremity injury, injury prevention, and rehabilitation; overuse injuries in runners; gait in people with knee pathology
Margaret O'Neil, PT, PhD, MPH (MCP Hahnemann University; Duke University; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Adjunct Associate Professor. Measurement of and interventions to improve physical activity and fitness levels and promote participation in children and youth with who are overweight/obese and those with physical disabilities (especially cerebral palsy).
Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, FAPTA (Boston University). Distinguished Professor. Classification and prognosis for gross motor function in children and youth with cerebral palsy; interventions to improve activity and participation in children with physical disabilities; transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities.
Sheri Silfies, PT, PhD (MCP Hahnemann University). Adjunct Associate Professor. Identification and treatment of impairments in neuromuscular control of trunk mobility and stability in patients with low back pain, focusing on mechanism of recurrent low back pain; core control in athletes.
Susan Smith, PT, PhD (University of Connecticut, Texas Woman's University). Associate Professor and Dean Emerita. Geriatrics: health promotion and interventions for manifestations of low bone mass; assessment of fall risk and fall prevention interventions for older adults
Glenn Williams, PT, PhD, ATC (University of Delaware) Chair, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences. Associate Professor. Neuromuscular plasticity after joint injury, orthopaedic-sports rehabilitation, human performance, post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

Emeritus Faculty

Margo Orlin, PT, PhD, FAPTA (Drexel University). Associate Professor Emeritus. Walking and running biomechanics and participation in children with developmental disabilities, evaluation of enhancing participation for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.
Patricia Rubertone, PT, MPT, MSW, EdD (Widener University) Director of Experiential Learning. Associate Clinical Professor Emerita. Student learning; course design; judgment of physical therapy student clinic performance by novice vs. experienced clinical instructors.
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