Master of Science Degree in Engineering Disciplines
The M.S. is offered in the following fields: chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering science.
The MS degree requires each student to complete a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, comprised of coursework (18 credits minimum), seminar (2 credits minimum), and research credits. The degree requires each student to complete an independent research project that leads to a written thesis which is defended orally to a committee of three faculty members. In some cases, a comprehensive examination for further PhD work can be substituted for the MS thesis.
The MS degree typically takes 18-24 months to complete. Funding in the form of research assistantships, teaching assistantships and partial tuition scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Further details for the specific degree requirements are included in each program's graduate handbook.