Masters of Science in Materials Science and Engineering Thesis Options
The Department offers two separate options for earning a M.S. in materials science, which must be selected by the student prior to their first semester:
The Thesis Option requires the completion of a Master's Thesis in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School.
The Non-Thesis Option requires the completion of a scholarly paper. Students wishing to pursue a Masters degree without a thesis must submit to the Department a scholarly paper in the area of research he or she has been conducting at the University or place of employment. The demonstration of publishable quality may be shown by submission of the paper to a journal approved by the student's advisor or the Chairman of the Department. Effective January 2001, a Master's Comprehensive examination is no longer required.Masters Requirements