Degree Requirements

Students must have a BS in engineering or science (chemistry, computer science, math or physics; other degrees considered on a case-by-case basis).

1. The following are minimum requirements:

  • minimum of 30 credits beyond BS
  • minimum of 18 credits of graduate coursework (12 credits in engineering)
  • GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B) for graduation
  • two credits of seminar work (in engineering or science)
  • minimum of 6 credits of thesis
  • twenty of the 30 credit hours must be earned in residence
  • one academic year of full-time study beyond the baccalaureate

2. The research advisor must be a member of the Coulter School of Engineering (CSOE) (may be a courtesy appointment).

3. The MS Thesis Committee will consist of a minimum of three faculty members (PhD) with at least two from CSOE.