MATS Advising


Anyone can submit questions to to get in direct contact with the Program in Materials Science and Engineering (MATS)

This contact is best for current MATS Students w/ matters or questions pertaining to academic advising & financial support.

Student questions are typically answered within 2-3 business days. Students may experience longer response times in times of high volume (the start and end of ea. quarter, around Holidays, etc.)




Open advising hours are on a first come first served basis via Zoom. Students may attend advising one at a time and will be held in a waiting room until admitted by a Graduate Coordinator. In order to help as many students as possible during these open sessions each student will have a maximum time allowed of 10 minutes. So, please have your questions ready.

There are two separate MATS Open Advising sessions based on your advising needs (see below)

Students can attend open advising hours during the following times:

Academic Open Advising (Degree requirements, Course enrollment, Change of study status, Defense updates etc.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 919 8321 8996


Financial Support Open Advising (Updates about pending MATS financial support requests, general questions about funding etc.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm PST

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 921 5361 2123

^ Open Advising Sessions are held when possible and can be canceled without notice

If your questions/concerns/comments will take longer than 10 minutes please schedule an advising appointment separately using this form : Advising Appointment Request. Please make appointment requests for at least 2 to 3 business days later than the date of your request. Requests for same-day appointments cannot be accommodated. The Advising Appointment Request form can be used for Academic or Financial Support questions.


If you want to meet in person please make this clear in your appointment request form submission (above) In-person advising is available by appointment only on campus in the MAE/MATS Student Affairs Offices in EBU2.