Students with acceptable backgrounds in science or engineering may enter a program leading to the degree Master of Science in Engineering Science (with major in Materials Science and Engineering). The candidate must take all courses in a curriculum approved by the Chairman of the MAE Department and the faculty member designated to represent the Materials program. At a minimum, the approved curriculum must satisfy the requirements listed below.
The program must include at least 48 quarter hours of graduate work in Materials Science, consisting of 32 credit hours in graduate level courses and 16 credit hours of thesis work. Of the 32 course credit hours, at least 16 must be at the 4000 level and at least 8 quarter hours of graduate credit must be earned outside of Materials Science and Engineering.
An acceptable thesis is required for the Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering degree. Approval of the thesis advisor and topic must be obtained from the Chairman of the MAE Department.