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Master Degree Program Requirements

Every M.S.program must meet all the Basic Requirements for the Master's Degree delineated in the current Graduate College bulletin and each student is responsible for insuring compliance with these requirements. In addition, the specific AME requirements for the appropriate M.S. plan options delineated below must be met.


REQUIREMENTS FOR M.S. WITH THESIS PLAN OF STUDY

A.     Course Requirements
This plan requires satisfactory completion of 24 course credit hours and six credit hours of research thesis enrollment (AME 5980). The course credit hours shall consist of:

1.    at least 12 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher. No more than 3 hours may be in Special Projects, Guided Individual Studies, or other non-competitively graded enrollments.

2.    at least 3 hours or more of graduate-level coursework in mathematics and advanced engineering analysis.

3.    up to 9 hours of approved graduate-level courses chosen from other fields of engineering,the physical sciences, and mathematics, or AME courses, including 4000-level courses not required for the B.S. degree in the major field and that are approved for graduate credit. Students who elect a two-hour laboratory course may include 1 additional hour of Special Projects or Guided Individual Studies in their program.

B.     Required Examinations
Examination requirements consist of approval of the thesis by the supervising professor and a satisfactory thesis defense before an examining committee comprised of the supervising professor and at least two other graduate faculty members. An M.S. candidate has only one opportunity to defend his or her thesis.



REQUIREMENTS FOR M.S. NON-THESIS WITH COURSE WORK EMPHASIS

A.     Course Requirements
This plan requires satisfactory completion of 36 hours of graduate-level coursework. These 36 hours shall include:

1.     at least 18 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher. These may include up to 3 hours of Special Projects and up to 3 hours of Guided Independent Studies.Students who elect a two-hour laboratory course may include 1 additional hour in either of these individual instruction enrollments.

2.    at least 3 hours or more of graduate-level coursework in mathematics and advanced engineering analysis.

3.    up to 12 hours of approved graduate-level courses chosen from other fields of engineering,the physical sciences, and mathematics, or AME courses. These 12 hours may include up to 3 hours of additional enrollment in non-graded courses and up to6 hours of 4000-level AME courses not required for the B.S. degree in the major field and that are approved for graduate credit.

B.     Required Examinations
Examination requirements consist of satisfactory completion of the comprehensive examination covering the major fields offered for the degree program. This examination is normally offered as a written/oral examination and should be completed prior to or in the projected final semester of a student's M.S. program. A student who fails to perform satisfactorily on this exam may be permitted, at the discretion of the Examination Committee, to retake the examination one time.

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