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The Office of Student Affairs of the Materials Science and Engineering Department provides a complete range of services for new, continuing, and prospective graduate students. We provide a variety of services such as information about the admissions process, academic counseling, degree requirements, and degree conferral.


Student Affairs Staff

Graduate Advisor: Lili Bulhoes


Office Phone: (310) 825-8913

Office Location: Materials Science and Engineering

                          420 Westwood Plaza, 3111 Engineering V

                          Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595


Application for Teaching Assistantship (TA)

All TA applications should be electronically filled out and returned to Lili Bulhoes via email. To ensure that your application is taken into consideration, please submit your application by or before the appropriate deadline.


Information for New Students

Welcome MSE Graduate Students! Below you will find a list of things to help you get settles as a graduate student at UCLA. On behalf of the MSE faculty and staff, we wish you a successful academic year.

For a complete list of services and resources available to you at UCLA as well as a guide to through the registration process, please view Graduate Division's Orientation Handbook.

New Student Checklist

  • URSA (Register for classes. Update personal information, including address and email)

Information for Graduating Students

Please review the MSE degree requirements listed above and complete the following required forms for your respective degree. If you are planning on being on leave of absence or in absentia for the Fall 2015 Quarter, the deadline for submitting the required forms is September 29, 2014.

For a complete list of academic forms, please click here.


Master of Science (M.S.) Student Checklist - Thesis

  • Program of Study

  • Advancement to Candidacy

  • Nomination of M.S. Committee

  • Thesis Guidelines

  • Filing Fee (If Applicable)


Master of Science (M.S.) Student Checklist - Comprehensive Exam

  • Program of Study

  • Advancement to Candidacy

  • M.S. Comprehensive Form

  • Filing Fee (If Applicable)


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Student Checklist

  • Nomination of Doctoral Committee

  • Oral Qualifying Examination

  • Final Oral Examination

  • Dissertation Guidelines

  • Filing Fee (If Applicable)

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