Non-Thesis Option (Professional M.S. Track)
The professional MS programs are oriented toward full-time students seeking a career in industry, and part-time students currently working in industry. Full-time GSR-supported students might change to professional M.S. track, upon request/approval by the sponsoring faculty advisor and the graduate program. Professional master’s degrees are conferred upon those students who demonstrate comprehensive mastery of their general field of study. The professional master’s degrees normally require the satisfactory completion of at least 30 course credits of graduate study approved by the department.
No more than six credit hours may be granted to a student as transfer credit for work done at another accredited graduate institution. (See Acceptance of Transfer Credits section for further detail.) MS/MBA students are limited to transferring six credit hours. All credits earned in the ME master’s degree program must be at the graduate level (the 2000 or 3000 series courses).
Master’s degrees are conferred only on those students who have completed all course requirements with at least a 3.00 QPA. (Visit http://www.bulletins.pitt.edu/graduate/index.html) for further detail.
In either case, students seeking the Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering must take at least one of the mathematics courses, ME 2001 , ME 2002 or ME 2646 / ECE 2646 . Up to nine (six for MS/MBA students) graduate credits from other engineering, mathematics, or physics departments may be used in fulfilling the remaining course requirements. The MS/MBA students are also required to complete an integrated project course. Please contact the Graduate Director for a copy of the guidelines for the integrated project course.