Engineering, Master of Science

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 33

Program Code: M370 Q234

At least one year of industry experience is required for the non-thesis option.

No more than 12 credit hours of 4000 level engineering and science courses (approved for graduate credit) can be applied to the degree, and no more than 9 credit hours of these 4000 level courses can be from a single discipline.

A Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent, GRE, and an above-average record in the undergraduate program are required for admission. Students with degrees from non-engineering disciplines are expected to do remedial work as determined by the Graduate Engineering Program Committee.

Thesis Option

Core Courses
Choose at least 15 hours of 5000-level or above engineering courses15
Electives
Choose 9 hours9
Thesis
ENGR 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses
Choose at least 15 hours of 5000-level or above engineering courses15
Electives
Choose 18 hours18
Total Credit Hours33

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 32 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.