Geological Engineering, M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M470

  • Students may apply only 3 credit hours of S/U graded courses (excluding thesis hours) to the MS in Geological Engineering.

Thesis Option

Core Courses
Geological Engineering
Choose two of the following:6
Introduction to Rock Mechanics
G E 6263
G E 5143
Applied Mathematics
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Mathematical Simulation Models
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Graduate Seminar
Choose 2 hours, or one credit hour from each of the following:2
Special Studies
P E 5971
Thesis Research
G E 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Electives
Choose 15 hours of approved electives with at least 9 hours in PGE15
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses
Geological Engineering
Choose two of the following:6
Introduction to Rock Mechanics
G E 6263
G E 5143
Applied Mathematics
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Mathematical Simulation Models
Introduction to the Finite Element Method
Graduate Seminar
Choose 2 hours, or one credit hour from each of the following:2
Special Studies
P E 5971
Electives
Choose 25 hours of approved electives with at least 18 hours in PGE25
Total Credit Hours36

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 30 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.