Master of Science Program

Thesis/Report Option

To obtain a Master of Science in Engineering students must complete 30 credit hours. Students enrolled in the Thesis/Report option will complete either 24 hours of coursework plus 6 hours of supervised research thesis (ASE or EM 698A and 698B) or 27 hours of coursework plus 3 hours of supervised research report (ASE or EM 398R). Up to 6 hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework may be included in the required coursework. A faculty advisor is chosen by the student with the agreement of the advisor. The student’s advisor will approve the Program of Work (PoW) and supervise their research. In the case of the Master's thesis, the supervised research must be taken in two consecutive semesters. For both the Thesis and the Report, the final research course must be taken in the semester of graduation.

Coursework Option

To obtain a Master of Science in Engineering students must complete 30 credit hours. Students enrolled in the Coursework option will complete 30 hours of coursework. Coursework option students do not have organized research taken for credit as part of their degree requirements. Up to 6 hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework may be included in the required coursework. The student’s faculty advisor (normally the Area Coordinator) will approve their Program of Work (PoW).

For more details about the required credit hours for the Master of Science requirements see the ASE/EM Graduate Handbook.