Master's of Science in Engineering
In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following requirements have been established by the College of Engineering for all Master of Science graduates:
- Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the bachelor’s degree that includes 50 percent graduate-level credit in the field of study.
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on all graduate courses attempted.
Departments may set higher grade standards and additional requirements.
The M.S.E. degree is available as a distance-delivered option. Courses are offered in five 8-week terms each year. A Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is available for students who wish to take a broader range of courses than is usually permitted for the designated degrees listed in the previous paragraph.
Students with a B.S. degree from any engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology are normally accepted into the M.S.E. program.
The general minimum requirements of the Graduate School for Master of Science degrees must be met. The graduate faculty of the College of Engineering has established the following specific requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering degree:
- Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the bachelor’s degree. Up to 6 semester hours of project research can be used to satisfy the required 30 semester hours of credit by writing a project paper approved by the departmental faculty.
- Course requirements:
- One 3-hour course from each of the following four areas for a total of 12 hours: mathematics, computer applications, technical communications, and engineering management;
- Three 3-hour courses from a single engineering emphasis with the approval of the advisory committee;
- Nine additional graduate-level hours from any area with the approval of the advisory committee, with:
- A maximum of four 4000-level graduate courses, with the remainder at the 5000 level or higher; and
- A maximum of four Operations Management (OMGT) courses
- Earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on all graduate courses attempted. Minimum grades of “B’’ are required on 80 percent of the graduate hours taken for credit towards the M.S.E. degree.
- Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.
The program of study for each candidate will be determined by conference with the major professor and with advice from the candidate’s graduate committee.
Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to master's degrees.