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2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 28, 2021
 
2020-2021 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Materials Science and Engineering - Professional Track, MSMSE


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The professional MS track is primarily oriented toward part-time students currently working in industry.

MS Track Requirements

The professional track consists of a minimum of 30 course credits (equivalent to 10 courses). There are no thesis or comprehensive examination requirements for this degree. Up to nine (9) credits of coursework counting towards the 30 course credits requirement may consist of non-MSE courses in other Engineering, Science or Mathematics disciplines that are approved by a student’s advisor. No more than six credits may be granted to a student as transfer credit for work done at another accredited graduate institution. At least 21 course credits must be obtained from MSE 2000 and 3000 courses, not including Graduate Seminar (MSE 3023  and 3024 ), MS Research (MSE 2997 ), and MS Thesis (MSE 2999 ). An independent graduate project (MSE 2998 ) can be conducted after consultation with the student’s faculty advisor and may account for 3 of the 21 required MSE credits. Students with non-MSE backgrounds are strongly encouraged to take for credit introductory courses (e.g. MSE 2067  or equivalent). MS degrees are conferred only on those students who have completed all course requirements with at least a 3.00 (B) GPA.

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