Advanced Materials Analysis and Characterization (AMAC)

Master’s Degree Program

Accelerated, industry-focused, interdisciplinary master’s program to analyze and characterize advanced materials using cutting-edge, high-tech tools.


The AMAC is a 15-month program culminating in a Master of Science in chemistry. Completion of the program requires 54 total credits: 26 graded  credits and 28 research internship credits (completed while interning with an industry partner.)

Learn advanced techniques in:

  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  • SEM-FIB Microscopy (DB-FIB)
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Time-of-flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)
  • Electron Probe Micro Analyzer (EPMA)

 Electron Microscopy Fundamentals (4 credits)

Introduction to Surface Analysis (4 credits)

Electron Probe Microanalysis (4 credits)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (4 credits)  – (optional elective)

X-Ray Crystallography (4 credits) – (optional elective)

Electronics and Vacuum Systems (4 credits)

Advanced Focused Ion Beam Microscopy (4 credits)

Advanced TEM Analysis (4 credits)

Advanced Techniques in Surface Analysis (4 credits)

Research Internship (10 credits)
Research Internship (10 credits)

Research Internship (8 credits)

Program Details

Eligibility: Admission to the University of Oregon. To be eligible for internships, students must be in good academic standing.

Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

Benefit: Learn cutting edge characterization, and earn a paycheck during your internship period. (9 months, spring to fall)

Cost: $540 per credit hour + general fees (approx. $495/term)

Application Deadline: For full consideration, students should apply prior to June 15th.

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