Petroleum Engineering (Standard), M.S.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 30

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 36

Program Code: M765-Q512

This program has changes pending State Regents approval for 2022-23. These pending changes are not reflected here.

  • Students may apply only 3 credit hours of S/U graded courses (excluding thesis) toward a master's degree. 

Thesis Option

The Thesis Option requires publication or acceptance of a paper or conference proceeding with the student as first or second author in a topic related to the student's thesis. The Graduate College will not authorize a student to defend until the graduate liaison has confirmed the student has met this requirement.

Core Courses 1
P E 5353Advanced Drilling3
P E 5523Advanced Production Engineering3
P E 6573Advanced Reservoir Engineering3
Applied Math
Choose one course from the following or other approved applied math course:3
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (G)
Mathematical Simulation Models
Special Studies (Petroleum Inverse Problems)
Thesis Research
P E 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Electives
Choose 12 hours of electives approved by the graduate liaison, including a maximum of 3 hours of special studies12
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Core Courses 1
P E 5353Advanced Drilling3
P E 5523Advanced Production Engineering3
P E 6573Advanced Reservoir Engineering3
Applied Math
Choose one course from the following or other approved applied math course:3
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (G)
Mathematical Simulation Models
Special Studies (Petroleum Inverse Problems)
Electives
Choose 24 hours of electives approved by the graduate liaison, including a maximum of 3 hours of special studies24
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.