Degree Options

Students seeking the Master of Science in Engineering degree must be enrolled in one of two degree options, each requiring 30 total semester credit hours. These are known as the Thesis/Report Option (also called simply the Thesis Option) and the Coursework Option. MS degree applicants will be admitted to either the Thesis/Report Option or the Coursework Option at the time of admission. Students may switch between degree options after enrollment with faculty approval. You must complete all but 6 hours of the coursework required for the MS degree at UT-Austin. Read more


Get details about the EM MS Thesis, thesis and report research and the thesis committee.


Learn more about filing for graduation, including forms needed and deadlines here.

Engineering Mechanics Graduate Courses

View the catalog course listing of EM graduate courses.

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