M.S. with a Major in Engineering


The program is administered by the Office of the Dean of Engineering.

Requirements for Admission

Applicants are expected to have a Bachelor of Science in an engineering or related physical sciences field or the equivalent. Depending upon selected area(s) of concentration, students may need to complete deficiency undergraduate course work.

Requirements for Graduate Degree

The MS in Engineering is a 33 semester hour non-thesis program. Course work includes:

  1. 18 semester hours in the major field of engineering
  2. 12 semester hours in a concentration
  3. 3 semester hours of a graduate project

No more than 9 hours of upper-division undergraduate course work may be counted toward the degree requirements. Course work, direction of the project, and administration of a final exam are coordinated by a committee of no less than three graduate faculty members. The chairman of the committee would normally hold an appointment in the department of the major field of study, and at least one of the committee members would be from the concentration area(s).

Major areas include Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Computer Science.

Possible areas of concentration include all of the major engineering areas and other areas such as: Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Information Technology, or others approved by the student's committee.