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Direct to Admit

The Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) & Welding Engineering (WE) programs are both direct to admit.

Contact Kami Westhoff, Senior Academic Advisor, to become a MSE or WE major.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor:

Kami Westhoff, MFA
Undergraduate Senior Academic Advisor 
Mars G. Fontana Laboratories
140 W. 19th Avenue
Room 2136

To make an appointment:

Ohio State students NOT admitted to MSE or WE:

Ohio State MSE/WE or pre-MSE/pre-WE students:



Megan Daniels (Retired 2/26/2021)
Undergraduate Advisor
E-mail the Undergrad Advisor


Prospective Undergraduate Students

Prospective undergraduates
For those seeking admission to Ohio State.
Provides information on how to apply for admission to The Ohio State University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Includes information on declaring MSE or WE as one's pre-major.

To schedule a visit please contact:
This office will address admission, scholarships, first year engineering curriculum and services, as well as arrange for a tour of the engineering facilities and residence halls. 

Current Ohio State students

Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Pursue a major in Materials Science and Engineering
For students currently enrolled at Ohio State.
Exploring a major in MSE? Seeking to declare a major in MSE? Includes details on:

  • Declaring MSE as a major
  • Application to major process
  • The MSE major and curriculum
  • Focus areas within the MSE major
  • What is "materials science?"

Major in Welding Engineering

Pursue a major in Welding Engineering
For students currently enrolled at Ohio State.
Exploring a major in WE? Seeking to declare a major in WE? Includes details on:

  • Declaring WE as a major
  • Application to major process
  • The WE major and curriculum
  • What is "welding engineering?"

Financial aid

Financial aid information
Provides information concerning scholarships available through the MSE-WE department, College of Engineering, and the OSU Office of Financial Aid.

Social media

Social media links for MSE and WE programs
Follow the thoughts of our students as they discuss life in the MSE-WE department and at Ohio State. Includes blogs written by our MSE and WE students as well as videos psoted to YouTube.

ABET accreditation

ABET accreditation
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is the recognized US accreditor that ensures the quality of education provided by accredited schools. Provides Program Educational Objectives, Program Outcomes, and links to department self-study reports submitted to ABET.

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Academic Advising in MSE and WE

Academic Advising in Materials Science and Engineering and Welding Engineering

Welcome to advising in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering! This office provides advising support to students in the Materials Science and Engineering program and the Welding Engineering program.

Where is the Advising Office located?

Office Location:
Mars G. Fontana Laboratories
140 W. 19th Avenue

Room 2136



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