MS Degree

Important Notes

  • To graduate, you must have a 3.0 GPA or better in each of the following:
    • In the average of all graduate courses taken at the School of Engineering (whether or not some of these courses are being used to satisfy specific degree requirements).
    • In the average of all courses submitted for the graduate degree.
    • In each guided studies, readings, projects, thesis, courses, or credits enrolled.
  • You must take at least 21 credits out of the 30 credits needed for the degree at the School of Engineering. In other words, 9 credits may be transferred from elsewhere.
  • No more than 6 credits in “Guided Reading” courses are allowed.
  • Validation credit is not allowed, but the graduate adviser may waive specific requirements (and substitute designated ones), based upon your prior studies or experience.
  • Transfer credits are not granted for the following:
    • Undergraduate courses.
    • Courses counted toward satisfying undergraduate degree requirements.
    • Courses not related to the graduate program as stated in this catalog.
    • Courses that received a grade lower than B.
  • You must complete your degree in 5 years, unless a formal leave of absence is approved before the period for which studies are interrupted.
  • If you decide to do a ME-GY 9973 Master Thesis for 9 credits as part of your work for the degree, 3 out of the 9 credits will be counted against the 3 credits of Free Electives.
  • You are not allowed to submit more than 3 courses (9 credits), starting with a 5 for MS degree requirements satisfaction.
  • Departmental electives include courses with a mechanical (ME), aerospace (AE), or materials (MT) prefix, plus departmental thesis or project credits.
  • All courses and program details are subject to adviser approval.