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Master of Science Program

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This is a traditional graduate program where the student furthers his or her understanding of a particular topic of interest through additional course work and research. Thesis topics are typically developed cooperatively with a faculty advisor and are regularly aimed at solving a problem of industrial importance.

  • Full tuition Research and Teaching Assistantships are competitively awarded. To be considered for an assistantship, apply before Jan. 31st for admission in the fall semester and before Aug. 31st for admission in the spring semester. Students not requesting financial aid should have their applications submitted by May 15th for the fall semester and October 15th for the spring semester.
  • Three semesters are typically required
  • 30 credit hours beyond B.S. - course (18), seminar (2), and thesis (10)
  • Oral presentation and defense of the thesis to a committee of three faculty members