We look for evidence of strength in all of
these. Other factors, such as research experience or publications, may be
taken into consideration but they will not replace any of the above
requirements. We do not offer a "conditional" admission for
applicants who need remedial work at the undergraduate level. Such work
should be completed before applying to our program.
The nonrefundable application fee ($70.00 for U.S.
citizens and Permanent Residents; $90.00 for all other applicants) can be
paid by credit card or, if necessary, by check.
Please be aware that if you select the check option, the
initial processing of your application will be delayed by a minimum of
seven to 10 working days. The date your payment is received is considered
date your application is submitted.
**DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION FEE
TO MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING**
If you must pay by check or money order, it should be
drawn on a U.S. bank, made payable to Regents of the UC and sent to
Remittance Processing Center
10920 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
For proper processing of a check payment, it is very
important to print out the payment coupon (available only after submitting
the application) and attach it to your check, and to include the following
information on your check:
Additional information about application fees can be found at http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/gasaa/admissions/FEE.HTM
GRADE POINT AVERAGE
To apply for the
M.S. degree applicants should have a B.S.
degree in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent, with a
grade point average (GPA) that is the equivalent of not less than 3.0/4.0 of undergraduate study.
To apply for the
Ph.D. degree applicants should meet the requirements for the M.S.,
and possess an M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering or
equivalent, with a GPA of not less than 3.25/4.0.
Transcripts not based
on 4.0 system will be evaluated by UCLA for minimum requirements. Meeting
the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission; the actual
standard for admission is set by the current pool of applicants, and is
generally much higher.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The On-line Application allows you to
include your statement of purpose. This statement should be precise and
brief. Your statement is a means of helping us match your academic and
research interests with those of our faculty (this is very important if
you are applying for financial support). It should
not be a personal life history; it should contain only such
personal details as will aid the Admissions Committee in evaluating your
application. Describe exactly what you wish to study at UCLA.
"Materials Science and Engineering", for example is not specific
enough. State what branch of Materials Science and Engineering interests
you, e.g., ceramics , electronic materials, Structural Materials, etc. For
more information regarding specific fields of study in Materials Science
and Engineering, see Graduate Research Areas.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
At least three
letters of recommendation should be submitted. Letters should be
typed on the recommender's letterhead and attached to the recommendation
form that you will able to print during the On-line Application Process.
The recommender can either forward the letter directly to our office
themselves or return it to you so that you can forward it to our office.
To insure confidentiality, please ask each recommender to seal the
envelope and sign his or her name across the seal before returning it to
you. The recommenders should state your full name, their full name and
title, and their opinion of your ability to do graduate level research at
For the M.S. program:
we recommend that you provide letters of reference from professors who
have taught you in your junior and senior years.
For the Ph.D.
program: we urge that all your letters be from
academic references as recent as possible; if you have an M.S.,
letters from professors who have served on your M.S. committee are
particularly helpful. If you cannot obtain academic references, the
letters should be from people who can comment on your recent professional
attainments and your qualifications for graduate study in Materials
Science and Engineering at UCLA.
GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION
GRE scores on the General (Aptitude)
test are required for admission to both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. If
necessary, GRE booklets can be obtained from any
college or university bookstore. All students applying for Fall
2010 admission should take the GRE test no later than October 2009. The test must be taken within the last five (5) years before the desired date of
admission. Arrange to have ETS forward the scores to our office. The GRE
codes for UCLA's Materials Science and Engineering are as follows:
Institution Code is R4837; the Department
Code is 1403. Check testing schedule and
registration information on the GRE homepage.
TOEFL homepage http://www.ets.org
International applicants whose first language is
not English TOEFL scores is required for admission to both M.S. and Ph.D.
programs. Application may be obtained from
ETS, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151. The TOEFL codes for UCLA's are as follows: Institution
code is 4837; the
Department code for Graduate Study is 69. Such applicants must submit scores received on the Test
of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as part of their application. The
results of this test help applicants determine whether they are prepared
to undertake graduate study conducted in English before making extensive
plans for graduate study in the U.S. A score of at least 560 on the paper and pencil
test or 220 on
the computer based is required for applicants to graduate programs at
UCLA. The minimum required TOEFL Internate-based (TOEFL IBT) scores are as
Total minimum passing score requirement: 87
Applications are not considered complete without the test scores. The
department requires an official TOEFL test score, a photocopy of the TOEFL
Test Score is not acceptable.
Please note: International applicants who hold a
bachelor's or higher degree from a university located in the United States
or in another country in which English is the spoken language and the
medium of instruction, or who have completed at least two years of
full-time study at such an institution, are exempted from the TOEFL
Please submit two official transcripts from
all colleges and universities attended. International students, please
All documents must bear the actual seal and/or signature of the Registrar.
Photocopies are not accepted. Do not send the original of an academic
record which cannot be replaced; obtain a properly certified copy instead.
All transcripts and credentials are evaluated by the UCLA Graduate
Admissions Office in terms of UCLA equivalency. If
your degree is a work in progress be sure to reflect an accurate expected
degree date on your application.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR
The office of Graduate
Admissions at UCLA requires that international admits prove that they have
at least US$47,209.50 at their disposal for
the first academic year. According to U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
regulations, the University may issue Certificates of Eligibility (I-20
forms) for visas only to applicants who have been offered admission and
have submitted documented evidence (e.g. bank statements, letters of
sponsorship, etc.) of sufficient funds for their study at UCLA. These
documents must bear the appropriate seals and signatures as well as state
the full name of the applicant and the amount of the support offered.
Please arrange to have these documents sent to our office by the
application deadline. If Financial Statements are not received by the time
of admission the I-20 form may be significantly delayed.
You will be able to print
Financial Statement Forms during the On-line Application Process. For more
information about international students at UCLA visit the Office of International Student Services
WHEN AND HOW TO
If you have access to the World
Wide Web, we strongly recommend that you apply electronically through
the Department of Materials Science and Engineering homepage at http://www.seas.ucla.edu/ms.
Please make sure that you read all requirements and application
related information before going on to Graduate Division's On-line
Application Process. Use of hard copy application will substantially delay
your application processing.
The Materials Science and Engineering Department will
consider applications for Fall Quarter admission only. The deadline for
applying to Fall 2010 is December 15, 2009.
Due to the high volume of application documents sent to our department,
please make sure that all required documents are submitted by this
deadline. If documents are submitted after this
deadline the applicant's file may not be reviewed by the Admissions
FOR APPLICATION DOCUMENTS
Please arrange to have all
application documents, (transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE
scores, Financial Statements, etc.), sent to the following address before December 15, 2009:
UCLA Materials Science and Engineering
Henry Samueli School of Engr. and Applied Science
420 Westwood Plaza
3111 Engineering V
Room 3131 K
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595
Please note: Do not send your application fee to the Department of
Materials Science and Engineering, you need to mail your application
fee directly to UCLA Graduate Admissions.
E-mail questions about the Materials
Science and Engineering Graduate Program to our Student Affairs Officer Ms. Paradee Chularee, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science and Engineering Department homepage.
Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Sciences homepage.
Last revised: September, 2009