Requirements for this master’s degree can be fulfilled in two ways. Under Plan I, the candidate must complete 30 semester hours of course work-including six thesis hours. Under Plan IIa, one of the non-thesis options, 30 credit hours of course work are required – including a 3-credit independent study report. *Plan IIb, is a 30- hour coursework option with final exam. *Not available for some programs, please check department rules.
The department offers several professional master's programs tailored for working engineers looking to develop a new skillset. The programs are coursework based and result in a Master of Science degree.
The PhD requires 30 semester hours of coursework plus 30 hours of thesis credit. Ph.D. students are also required to successfully complete a preliminary exam, a comprehensive exam and a final dissertation defense.