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The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell is a global leader in educating new generations of materials scientists and engineers. Our highly ranked undergraduate program, with a flexible curriculum, has become a model for others throughout the world. Our graduate program, which is consistently ranked among the top 10 materials science and engineering graduate programs, emphasizes Cornell’s unusually strong collaborative and interdisciplinary research culture. Students at all levels benefit from our faculty’s unwavering focus on excellence in teaching and learning. Moreover, students thrive in our friendly and welcoming culture and leave Cornell with meaningful lifelong relationships that often enrich their lives and careers.