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Requirements for the Master of Science Degree

Thesis Option

Candidate must

  1. have completed undergraduate prerequisites of at least 18 semester hours in engineering technology or equivalent coursework approved by the advisor.
  2. complete at least 30 semester hours, with 21 semester hours at the 6000 level, to include ETIS 6620 and 6640 and 6 semester hours from the following courses: ETIS 6110, 6180, 6370; 6010 or 6040.
  3. complete 6 semester hours of an approved research tool with grades of C or better on the undergraduate or graduate level. Typical research tools include statistics, computer science programming, or foreign language.
  4. file a Candidacy Form with the Graduate Office after the completion of 12 graduate credits and prior to the completion of 24 credit hours to include ETIS 6620, 6 hours from ETIS 6020, 6110, 6180, 6370, and 3 hours from any industrial studies independent study or advanced technical problems course.
  5. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).
  6. complete a major of at least 18 hours.
  7. elect whether or not to have a minor. A minor, if elected, must include a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The program may include a cognate of 6 hours in management and marketing, computer science, economics, psychology, or vocational-technical education.

Nonthesis Option

Candidate must

  1. have completed undergraduate prerequisites of at least 18 semester hours in industrial studies or equivalent coursework approved by the advisor.
  2. complete at least 36 semester hours with at least 26 semester hours of 6000-level courses to include ETIS 6620 and 6510 or 6910 and 6 semester hours from the following courses: ETIS 6110, 6180, 6370; 6010, or 6040.
  3. complete 6 semester hours of an approved research tool to include at least one course in statistics with grades of C or better on the undergraduate or graduate level. Typical research tools include statistics, computer science programming, or foreign language.
  4. file a Candidacy Form with the Graduate Office after completion of 12 graduate credits.
  5. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination (may be taken no more than twice).
  6. complete a major of at least 18 hours.
  7. elect whether or not to have a minor. A minor, if elected, must include a minimum of 12 semester hours.

The program may include a cognate of 6 hours in management and marketing, computer science, economics, psychology, or vocational-technical education.

Concentration: Engineering Technology

Concentration: Occupational Health and Safety

Graduate Courses (Course descriptions from the 2008-2010 Graduate Catalog. Any changes since the printing of this catalog are reflected on PipelineMT, under RaiderNet.)