Degree Requirements M.S.
|Requirements||Thesis Option||Non-Thesis Option|
|Total Credit for the Degree||32||36|
|Thesis Research - MSE 599||8||n/a|
|MSE 492 (1 hour); credit does not apply toward the degree||0||0|
|Advisor group meetings (MSE 590) and area seminars (MSE 529, MSE 559) (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)||0-4||0-4|
|Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap):|
A minimum of 18 hours of MSE course work. (*10 hour minimum if entered program Fall 2022 or prior.)
|A minimum of 14 500-level credit hours overall applied toward the degree (excluding 599).|
|MSE 595 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester in the first two years of residence. A maximum of 2 hours may be applied toward the degree.|
|MSE 529 or MSE 559 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester. A maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the degree.|
|The minimum program GPA is 3.0.|
|The completed master's thesis must be approved by the advisor and the department head.
Thesis Deposit Guidelines
|Completion of MatSE Exit Form|
|Generally, students on a research assistantship will not be allowed in the non-thesis option.|
The MS degree in Materials Science and Engineering typically requires 1.5-2 years to complete.