MS with Thesis, WE

Information concerning the pursuit of a Master's with Thesis degree in WE, 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 Welding Engineering. 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 semesters the student's research results are developed into a thesis document which is defended before a two member committee of WE faculty.

Degree requirements

Master's with Thesis degree requirements
WE-specific requirements to earn a Master's with Thesis degree in welding engineering.

Presentation / Publication requirement

Master's with Thesis Presentation / Publication requirement
Dissemination of research results is important for all students that write a thesis. To this end, evidence of having done so in the form of a conference presentation and/or an article published in a recognized journal is a requirement of the degree.