Stevens offers both Master of Engineering and Master of Science programs in materials science designed to foster independent scholarly work while providing flexibility to accommodate each student's interests and career goals.

The master's programs require 30 graduate credits in an approved plan of study. The study plan consists of four core courses and six elective courses, including a special research project or substantial laboratory research if a master’s thesis is pursued. Students enrolled in a master's program can additionally choose among two interdisciplinary degree concentrations offered jointly with other engineering or science departments: nanotechnology and microelectronics and photonics science. Each concentration has its own set of required courses and electives where applicable, in addition to the above core courses.