Master of Science (MS) and post-bachelor PhD students must take 32 credits, all of which must be at the 500 level or higher. The coursework requirements for the MS are as follows:
- Core (four courses)
- Concentration (two courses from one of the concentration areas in materials science & engineering)
- Thesis (4 to 8 credits) ENG MS 901 Thesis. Post-bachelor PhD students may use 4 to 8 credits of ENG MS 900 in place of thesis credits.
- The remaining courses are not restricted, provided they have some engineering, science, or engineering management content.
- Only one 400-level course may be taken, with advisor approval, if needed as a prerequisite for another course in the program.
MS students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 to remain in good academic standing and to graduate. All graduate courses are counted in the GPA. Grades of C− or lower are not acceptable for the MS degree.
The PhD Materials Qualifying Examination is based on the MS Core requirements. We recommend that post-MS PhD students take the appropriate Core courses.