Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Thesis Option

MSE 599Thesis Research (min-max applied toward the degree)8
MSE 492Lab Safety Fundamentals (credit does not apply toward the degree)0
MSE 595Materials Colloquium0-2
Advisor group meetings (MSE 590) and area seminars (MSE 529, MSE 559) (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)0-4
Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)18-24
Total Hours32

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
Minimum hours of MSE course work10
Minimum of 500-level credit hours overall applied toward the degree.14
MSE 595 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester in the first two years of residence. A maximum of 2 hours may be applied toward the degree.
MSE 529 or MSE 559 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester. A maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the degree.
The completed master's thesis must be approved by the advisor and the department head.
Miminum GPA:3.0
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For additional details and requirements, please refer to the department's Graduate Degree Requirements Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook 

Non-Thesis Option

MSE 492Lab Safety Fundamentals (credit does not apply toward the degree)0
MSE 595Materials Colloquium0-2
Advisor group meetings (MSE 590) and area seminars (MSE 529, MSE 559) (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)0-4
Elective courses – chosen in consultation with advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below)30-36
Total Hours36

Other Requirements

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
Minimum hours of MSE course work10
Minimum of 500-level credit hours overall applied toward the degree14
MSE 595 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester in the first two years of residence. A maximum of 2 hours may be applied toward the degree.
MSE 529 or MSE 559 (0 or 1 hour) must be taken every semester. A maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the degree.
Generally, students on a research assistantship will not be allowed in the non-thesis option.
Minimum GPA:3.0
1

For additional details and requirements, please refer to the department's Graduate Degree Requirements Handbook and the Graduate College Handbook