Jul 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering (MMSE)


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs

Return to Department .

Please see the Program Policy Document  for more information. 

Requirements For The Degree:


The Masters (MMSE) Thesis degree requires 30 total credits (24 credit hours of course work and 6 credits of thesis work on a research topic approved by your advisor). Of the 24 credits (8 courses) of course work, 9 credits must be the 3 required core courses, another 6 credits are chosen from an approved list of 5 non-core courses, and an additional 9 credits of technical electives can be chosen from the same approved list of 5 non-core courses or other courses approved by the student’s advisor. (Students must take four 800 level courses to earn their degree). MSEG868 may not be taken as a technical elective.

The Masters (MMSE) Non-Thesis degree requires 30 total credit hours of course work. Of the 30 credits of course work, 9 credits must be the 3 required core courses, another 6 credits are chosen from an approved list of 5 non-core courses, and an additional 15 credits of technical electives must be chosen from the same approved list of 5 non-core courses or other courses approved by the student’s advisor. (Students must take four 800 level courses to earn their degree).MSEG868 may not be taken as a technical elective. The non-thesis degree is offered primarily for off-campus or part-time students, but is available to full-time students with permission from the graduate committee. 

  • All graduate students must maintain a cumulative grade-point index of 3.0.
  • Part-time graduate education is available through the Engineering Outreach Program.
  • Students must earn a grade of B- or higher in all courses counting towards the degree requirement. 

Core Courses:


The following courses, totaling 9 credits, are required of all students. Equivalent courses may be substituted as approved by the faculty advisor and chairperson. 

Restricted Electives:


Students may choose two courses (6 Credits*) from the following courses with their advisor.

Note:


*Any beyond the two chosen can count as technical electives.

Technical Electives:


9 Credits required for Thesis Option; 15 Credits required for Non-Thesis Option

These courses should be chosen with a student’s advisor and will usually be related to the student’s area of research. These can be any graduate level (600-800 level) courses, except MSEG868-Research, from any of the Departments in the College of Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics. 

Thesis Option:


Six credit hours of thesis work must be completed and the thesis must be accepted by the student’s advisory committee and the Department Chairperson. 

Non-Thesis Option


Candidates for the Master’s degree without thesis may be asked to demonstrate their comprehensive knowledge of materials science by successfully completing a final project. If so, the project consists of a written analysis and research project proposal on a topic chosen by the candidate and his or her advisor.

Credits to Total a Minimum of 30


Last Revised 2021-2022 Academic Year


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs