The Master of Science degree is awarded to a student after the completion of a prescribed program of course studies, basic engineering examination and a research project that leads to the preparation of a written thesis describing the research in a scholarly manner. A student and his/her adviser can plan any additional courses necessary to solve the thesis research project and/or that allow for the academic and professional growth of the student.
Applications are processed throughout the year for Fall semester admission; however, priority consideration is given to those students whose applications are completed by January 15 each year.
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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