MS Program Requirement:
Students complete the MS program with 36 credits of coursework, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis defense. Most students complete the MS program within two years. For an up-to-date list of required courses and rules for other requirements, please see the IDM Handbook on the MS webpage.
Examination: Comprehensive Examination at the end of the first two terms
Thesis Overview: Usually within five to six months after completion of the comprehensive examination
Thesis Defense: Final oral examination in defense of the thesis by the thesis committee
MS Program Requirements: The required courses for the MS degree are available on the IDM Degrees Web page at: www.idm.pitt.edu/.