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Master's with Thesis degree, MSE

Information concerning the pursuit of a Master's with Thesis degree in MSE, including degree requirements, time frame for completion, graduation details, and more.

The Master's degree program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and necessary skills in a specific area of Materials Science. A thesis option Master's degree is made up of two primary aspects; academic course work and research used to support a written document.

Time frame for completion

The typical length of time for completion of a Master's with Thesis degree while enrolled as a full time student is approximately two years, inclusive of Summers. A student holding a GRA position will combine research and academic study throughout this period. During the final one to two terms the student's research results are developed into a thesis document which is defended before a two member committee of MSE faculty.

Degree requirements

Master's with Thesis degree requirements
MSE-specific requirements to earn a Master's with Thesis degree in materials science and engineering.

Graduation procedures

Master's with Thesis graduation procedures
Details concerning the graduation process. Includes on-line request for the Application to Graduate form, thesis defense process, Commencement information, exit procedures, and more.