Advanced Materials Analysis and Characterization

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. The program includes 54 total credits: 26 graded  credits and 28 research internship credits.

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)

Electronic and Vacuum Systems (4 credits)

Electives (8 credits): possiblities include

Nanofabrication and Focused Ion Beam Microscopy
Advanced TEM Analysis
Advanced Techniques in Electron Microprobe Analysis
Advanced Techniques in Surface Analysis

Research Internship (10 credits)

Research Internship (10 credits)

Research Internship (10 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 1st.

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