Graduate students and their advisory committees plan individualized degree programs that best suits each student's educational goals. Thesis programs must be approved by the Applied Science Faculty. A student in the department must maintain a B average in order to remain in good standing. See the Graduate Catalog for information on available courses.
Master of Science
The student must successfully complete the program of courses approved by the Applied Science Faculty. The requirements for the degree may be met by either 1) 24 hours of graduate credit and an original thesis approved by the student's advisory committee and defended in an oral examination, or 2) 32 hours of graduate credit including Applied Science 710 Research Project.
Doctor of Philosophy
The candidate must successfully complete the program of courses approved by the Applied Science Faculty and pass a comprehensive qualifying examination designed to demonstrate competence in his or her field of study. The candidate must carry out a substantial original research project, and the dissertation describing this research must be approved by the student's advisory committee and successfully defended in a public oral examination.
In coordination with their advisor, Applied Science graduate students can decide on one of the following research fields, which will be listed on the final transcript as their concentration area.