The Master of Science (MS) Thesis Option is a research and thesis degree. Students interested in a PhD. degree are encouraged to directly pursue the PhD degree without first earning an MS degree.

The degree of Master of Science Non-Thesis recognizes achievement in which design is emphasized, in contrast to the typical MS degree that has emphasis on research. For students entering and accepted for an MS non-thesis degree and with adequate undergraduate preparation, an MS Non-Thesis degree should be completed within two years of full-time study.

MSE MS Thesis Program of Study

MSE MS Non-Thesis Program of Study

MSE Graduate Handbook Year 2018-2019

MSE Graduate Handbook Year 2017-2018

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Master of Science (MS) - Thesis Option

Degree RequirementsSupervisory CommitteeProgram of StudyThesis and Defense

Overview

Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses level 6000 or above

  • 22 credit hours of coursework
    – 18 out of the 22 credits must be MSE courses. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion of the student’s Supervisory Committee
    – Of the required 18 credits of MSE courses, 12 credits will be dedicated to core MSE courses (MSE 6032, MSE 6034, MSE 6011, and MSE 6001)
  • 4 semesters of MSE Graduate Seminar (MSE 7800/7801)
  • Minimum of 6 hours of Thesis Research (MSE 6970)

All coursework must be completed at a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B grade average). All courses must be passed with a B- or better.

Students will also be required to complete the following requirements during the course of the program:

  • Supervisory Committee
  • Program of Study
  • Thesis and Defense


Required Courses

All entering MS students are required to take the following MSE core courses within their first two semesters, regardless of where they received their undergraduate degree.* These courses will count towards the 22 hours of MSE coursework hours.

  • MSE 6032 – Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • MSE 6001 – Engineering Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 6034 – Kinetics (3 credits)
  • MSE 6011 – Advanced Materials Techniques: Experiment, Theory, and Characterization (3 credits)

*EXCEPTION: Students who received a BS from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah and received a B or better in MSE 5034/6034 – Kinetics will not be required to retake this course.


Graduate Seminar

Students are required to take 4 semesters (0.5 credit hours each semester) of MSE Graduate Seminar.

  • MSE 7800 – Graduate Seminar I (0.5 credits) Fall Semesters
  • MSE 7801 – Graduate Seminar II (0.5 credits) Spring Semesters

One oral presentations are required. Graduate Seminar credit hours cannot be used to satisfy the 22 credit hours of MSE coursework.


MSE Graduate Seminar Independent Study

If students are unable to attend the Graduate Seminar in a given semester due to an academic or work related conflict, they will be required to make up the credit through an independent study. Students will still be required to register for MSE 7800/7801, as the credit hours are required for the graduate program. However, it will be the student’s responsibility to attend at least 10 seminars or lecture during the duration of the semester.

The seminars or lectures must be related to the field of Materials Science & Engineering. The seminars or lectures can be on or off campus. They could also be pre-recorded and viewed from various media platforms (example YouTube).

Students must write a one page (typed, single spaced, 12 pt. font) paper addressing the following topics:
• How the topics relates to your research
• One full paragraph should discuss the research style and communication skills of the speaker.
• Students should give advice on how the presentation could have been better

The 10 one-page papers are due the last day of classes in the given semester.


Thesis Hours

Students must complete at least 6 hours of Thesis Research (MSE 6970, Thesis Research: Master of Science.). The candidate must also be regularly enrolled at the University and registered for at least one course during the semester in which the final oral examination (thesis defense) is taken.


Registration Restrictions

  • Graduate credit may be transferred from other regionally-accredited institutions with department and advisor approval. Credits transferred from another institution may be used for only one degree. Up to six semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward fulfillment of graduate degree requirements if they are of high letter grade (B or higher; ‘credit only’ grades are unacceptable), are recommended by the student’s supervisory committee, and were taken within four years of semester of admission to the University of Utah for master’s students.
  • Only nine semester hours of non-matriculated credit, taken no more than three year prior to approval, can be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • No candidate for a graduate degree is permitted to register for more than 16 credit hours in any single semester. A schedule of nine credit hours is considered a full load for doctoral degree candidates.
  • Only 3 hours of MSE 6980 – Faculty Consultations can be counted towards the MS degree provided there is proper documentation. This can take the place of 3 MSE coursework hours on the Program of Study.
  • Only 1 hour of MSE 6950 – Independent Study can be used towards the MS Thesis degree.
  • Students in the College of Engineering cannot simultaneously be candidates for an MS in one department and a ME, MS or PhD candidate in the same or in another department.

Overview

Each supervisory committee consists of three faculty members. The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the MSE department. In compliance with The Graduate School’s policy, the supervisory committee chair must be a regular faculty at the University of Utah with at least an adjunct appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the committee members must meet the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. If the advisor is an adjunct faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering the other two members of the committee must be tenure track Materials Science and Engineering faculty members. If agreed by the advisor, one member of the committee can be chosen from outside the Department providing the advisor is a tenure track faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering. 

Supervisory Committee Form


Overview

During the second year of graduate study, MS students are required to complete a Program of Study. This form is not a selection of courses that satisfies the minimum requirements, but will be a list of all course work and research hours proposed for the MS degree that will be approved by the Supervisory Committee. It is important that students understand that the Supervisory Committee makes the final decision for the courses that will appear on the Program of Study for the MS.


Procedure to Complete

The procedure to complete the Program of Study form is as follows:

  • Students must arrange a meeting with their Supervisory Committee Chair to present the proposed course for the Program of Study form. At the meeting, the Supervisory Committee Chair will review and approve the student’s courses for their degree.
  • In some cases, the Supervisory Committee Chair may require extra course work that exceeds the minimum requirements for a MS degree based on the thesis topic.
  • As stated in the Graduate School’s policy requirements: coursework used to complete requirements for one graduate program  may not be used to meet the requirement of another.

Program of Study Form


Thesis

Students should become familiar with the information on the Thesis Office website.

The style and format for the MS Thesis are determined by Departmental policy and registered with the Thesis Editor, who approved individual theses in accordance with Departmental and The Graduate School policy. The approved style guides can be found on The Graduate School’s website.

Please be sure to check the Thesis Office manuscript tracking system to see if your thesis has been uploaded to ProQuest.

Preliminary Formatting

What is a preliminary formatting review?

This lower-stakes, shorter review will help reveal significant formatting issues in manuscripts that will be an impediment to speedy approval by the Thesis Office. Students are allowed to turn in a chapter or more of a manuscript for a preliminary review, or may sign up for a 20-minute, in-person format review consultation. The Thesis Office will have an appointment calendar for students in place by Spring 2018.

How will this affect my graduation?

Students who do not complete a preliminary review will not be barred from graduating. However, students who do not complete a preliminary format review will no longer be guaranteed that their manuscripts will be approved in time for graduation in the semester the manuscript is submitted.

Preliminary reviews will be conducted by the Thesis Office up to two weeks before the first manuscript deadlines. Following that time, no requests for preliminary reviews will be accepted until the next semester.

What are the important dates?

Review deadlines are updated on the Thesis Office website.

Does a student need to wait until the semester they’re graduating to have a preliminary review?

No. If the student learns the correct formatting early in the writing process and implements it in their writing, it is more likely that the manuscript will exhibit no major formatting problems.

If a student is off-campus, how can they have a preliminary format review?

Students may ask a colleague to submit their manuscript for a preliminary review, just as they may for their final manuscript review. Students who wish to have a colleague pick up an edited preliminary format review must sign a FERPA form (available on the Thesis Office website). Off-campus students who wish to have an in-person preliminary format review may arrange with a Thesis Office representative to have a Skype or phone-in appointment.

Will students who have had a preliminary formatting review be prioritized by the Thesis Office when they turn in their manuscript for the final manuscript review?

Manuscript review submission to the Thesis Office will continue to operate in a first-come, first-serve basis. This will be reflected in the Thesis Tracking Tool, available for students and administrators on the Graduate School website.

Students who fail to have a preliminary formatting review and who have no major formatting issues will continue to graduate in the semester they submit. A student who has not had a preliminary formatting review and has major formatting errors that bar them from publication (as explained in the Thesis Office Handbook) may have their manuscripts be given a low priority for follow-up or have their manuscripts rejected for graduation that semester.

Whom can I contact if I have further questions?

Questions can be directed to the new Thesis Office general email address, thesis@gradschool.utah.edu.

Defense

The draft or final thesis document will serve as the written basis for the presentation and should be submitted to the Supervisory Committee four weeks prior to the oral defense.

The oral defense date is set by the supervisory committee and is open to the public. After the oral presentation, a question and answer period must be allowed. At the conclusion of the public participation, the committee may excuse the public and conduct further questioning on the thesis and related topics. The outcome of the thesis defense is reported on the Report of the Final Oral Exam and Thesis for the Master’s Degree form. These forms are the responsibility of the student and can be found on The Graduate School’s website.

When should you defend in order to graduate in a specific semester?

The earlier you defend in a given semester, the more likely you are to be able to graduate that same semester. Check the Thesis Calendar to see when the submission deadline is. You need to defend far enough ahead of that deadline that you can make any changes to the text required by your committee and ensure that the manuscript adheres to your chosen style guide and Thesis Office requirements by the deadline. Be aware that if you submit your manuscript on the deadline and there are any formatting errors you will not graduate that semester. The sooner you turn your manuscript in the more likely you are to graduate in that semester.  As a general rule of thumb, plan to defend in the first 2 months of the semester if you want to graduate that semester.


Registration

Students must be registered for at least 3 credit hours of MSE 6970 during the semester of their defense. Once the student defends and the thesis has been accepted by their supervisory committee the student is not required to register for another semester. International Students should check with the International Center once they have defended to make sure that they do not go out of status while completing requested rewrites.

Thesis and Defense Forms

Materials Science and Engineering Department Defense form:

Graduate School and Thesis Office forms:

Master of Science (MS) - Non-Thesis Option

Degree RequirementsSupervisory CommitteeProgram of StudySpecial Project
Overview
Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in courses level 6000 or above
  • 22 credit hours of coursework – 18 out of the 22 credits must be MSE courses. Exceptions to this rule are at the discretion of the student’s Supervisory Committee. – Of the required 18 credits of MSE courses, 12 credits will be dedicated to core MSE courses (MSE 6032, MSE 6034, MSE 6011, and MSE 6001).
  • 4 semesters of MSE Graduate Seminar (MSE 7800/7801)
  • Minimum of 6 hours of Special Project – M.S. Non-Thesis (MSE 6590)
All coursework must be completed at a cumulative 3.0 GPA (B grade average). All courses must be passed with a B- or better. Students will also be required to complete the following requirements during the course of the program:
  • Supervisory Committee
  • Program of Study
  • Project and Defense
Required Courses
All entering MS students are required to take the following MSE core courses within their first two semesters, regardless of where they received their undergraduate degree.* These courses will count towards the 22 hours of MSE coursework hours.
  • MSE 6032 – Advanced Thermodynamics (3 credits)
  • MSE 6001 – Engineering Materials (3 credits)
  • MSE 6034 – Kinetics (3 credits)
  • MSE 6011 – Advanced Materials Techniques: Experiment, Theory, and Characterization (3 credits)
*EXCEPTION: Students who received a BS from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah and received a B or better in MSE 5034/6034 – Kinetics will not be required to retake this course.
Graduate Seminar
Students are required to take 4 semesters (0.5 credit hours each semester) of MSE Graduate Seminar.
  • MSE 7800 – Graduate Seminar I (0.5 credits) Fall Semesters
  • MSE 7801 – Graduate Seminar II (0.5 credits) Spring Semesters
One oral presentations are required. Graduate Seminar credit hours cannot be used to satisfy the 22 credit hours of MSE coursework.
MSE Graduate Seminar Independent Study
If students are unable to attend the Graduate Seminar in a given semester due to an academic or work related conflict, they will be required to make up the credit through an independent study. Students will still be required to register for MSE 7800/7801, as the credit hours are required for the graduate program. However, it will be the student’s responsibility to attend at least 10 seminars or lecture during the duration of the semester. The seminars or lectures must be related to the field of Materials Science & Engineering. The seminars or lectures can be on or off campus. They could also be pre-recorded and viewed from various media platforms (example YouTube). Students must write a one page (typed, single spaced, 12 pt. font) paper addressing the following topics: • How the topics relates to your research • One full paragraph should discuss the research style and communication skills of the speaker. • Students should give advice on how the presentation could have been better The 10 one-page papers are due the last day of classes in the given semester.
Special Project Hours
Students must complete at least 6 credit hours of Special Project – M.S. Non-Thesis (MSE 6590). The candidate must also be regularly enrolled at the University and registered for at least one course during the semester in which the final oral examination (thesis defense) is taken.
Registration Restrictions
  • Graduate credit may be transferred from other regionally-accredited institutions with department and advisor approval. Credits transferred from another institution may be used for only one degree. Up to six semester hours of transfer credit may be applied toward fulfillment of graduate degree requirements if they are of high letter grade (B or higher; ‘credit only’ grades are unacceptable), are recommended by the student’s supervisory committee, and were taken within four years of semester of admission to the University of Utah for master’s students.
  • Only nine semester hours of non-matriculated credit, taken no more than three year prior to approval, can be applied toward a graduate degree.
  • No candidate for a graduate degree is permitted to register for more than 16 credit hours in any single semester. A schedule of nine credit hours is considered a full load for doctoral degree candidates.
  • Only 3 hours of MSE 6980 – Faculty Consultations does not count towards fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • Only 1 hour of MSE 6950 – Independent Study can be used towards the MS Non-Thesis degree.
  • Students in the College of Engineering cannot simultaneously be candidates for an MS in one department and a ME, MS or PhD candidate in the same or in another department.
Overview
Each supervisory committee consists of three faculty members. The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the MSE department. In compliance with The Graduate School’s policy, the supervisory committee chair must be a regular faculty at the University of Utah with at least an adjunct appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department and the committee members must meet the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. If the advisor is an adjunct faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering the other two members of the committee must be tenure track Materials Science and Engineering faculty members. If agreed by the advisor, one member of the committee can be chosen from outside the Department providing the advisor is a tenure track faculty member in Materials Science and Engineering. 
Supervisory Committee Form
Overview
During the second year of graduate study, MS students are required to complete a Program of Study. This form is not a selection of courses that satisfies the minimum requirements, but will be a list of all course work and research hours proposed for the MS degree that will be approved by the Supervisory Committee. It is important that students understand that the Supervisory Committee makes the final decision for the courses that will appear on the Program of Study for the MS.
Procedure to Complete
The procedure to complete the Program of Study form is as follows:
  • Students must arrange a meeting with their Supervisory Committee Chair to present the proposed course for the Program of Study form. At the meeting, the Supervisory Committee Chair will review and approve the student’s courses for their degree.
  • In some cases, the Supervisory Committee Chair may require extra course work that exceeds the minimum requirements for a MS degree based on the thesis topic.
  • As stated in the Graduate School’s requirements: coursework used to complete requirements for one graduate program  may not be used to meet the requirement of another.
Program of Study Form
Special Project
The Special Project must be written in the form of a report that is submitted to the student’s Supervisory Committee.  Students are then required to present the results of their project in an oral presentation to the Supervisory Committee and other designated audience. Both the report and presentation are required for completion of the MS Non-Thesis.  A copy of the final written Special Project is provided to the Academic Advisor to be retained in the student’s file, once it has been approved by the Supervisory Committee and been presented in the oral presentation. To graduate, the “Report the Final Examination for the Master’s Degree” form needs to be completed and signed. This form is processed by the Materials Science and Engineering Academic Advisor after the completion of the oral presentation of the special project.
Registration
Students must be registered for at least 3 credit hours of Special Project – M.S. Non-Thesis (MSE 6590) during the semester of their presentation. International Students should check with the International Center once they have defended to make sure that they do not go out of status while completing requested rewrites.
Defense Form
Materials Science and Engineering Department Defense form:
  • For information on admission to the MS program click here.
  • For information about housing options at the University of Utah, click here.
Degree Residency Requirements
At least 24 credit hours must be in resident study at the University of Utah. The Graduate Council may approve departmental or programmatic exceptions to the minimum residency requirements and proposals for new programs or academic offerings using distance learning technologies and/or off-campus sites, as provided by Graduate School policy.
Degree Time Limit
All work for the master’s degree must be completed within four consecutive calendar years. On recommendation of the student’s supervisory committee, the dean of The Graduate School can modify or waive this requirement. If the student exceeds the time limit and is not granted a modification or waiver, the department has the option to discontinue the student. Students whose studies have been interrupted for long periods of time and who have been granted extended time to complete their degrees may be required to complete additional courses, to pass examinations, or otherwise to demonstrate that they are current in their field.
Continuous Registration
All graduate students must be registered for at least one course from the time of formal admission through completion of all requirements for the degree they are seeking, unless granted an official leave of absence (see Leaves of Absence section, below). Students not on campus and not using University facilities are not expected to register for summer term. Students must, however, be registered during summer term if they are taking examinations or defending theses/dissertations. If students do not comply with this continuous registration policy and do not obtain an official leave of absence, they will be automatically discontinued from graduate study. In this case, students will be required to reapply for admission to the University through Graduate Admissions upon approval of the home department. Students should be registered for graduate level courses (5000-6000 level for masters); until they have completed all requirements for the degree including, the defense of the thesis or project.
Advancing to PhD
  • MS students that have successfully completed an MS degree and would like to pursue a PhD degree in the same program should petition the Materials Science and Engineering faculty for approval of advancement to the PhD program. A letter from the PhD advisor must accompany the petition from the student, committing the research project for this student.  A copy of the thesis release for the MS must accompany the petition.
  • Students who have completed their MS degrees, but do not have a PhD advisor, may not petition the faculty until such time as they have secured a project and advisor.  Approved petitions will become part of the students PhD file.  A change of graduate status will not be filed with The Graduate School until the petition has been approved by the faculty.
Full Time Status

Full Time Student Status

Full time status for graduate students at the University of Utah must meet the following conditions: Registering for 9 credit hours and up to 11 credit hours of approved graduate study courses. For MS students, some of these credit hours may be for thesis research (MSE 6970 for MS Thesis students) or special project (MSE 6590 for MS Non-thesis students.)

Part Time Student Status

Domestic graduate students are allowed to attend graduate school on a part-time basis; however, it is necessary that a part time student be registered for a minimum of 3 credit hours each semester. A letter must be submitted to the Materials Science and Engineering Administrative Office and must be received at the beginning of the student’s first semester advising the Academic Advisor that the student will be part time. This student will remain a part time student until the Materials Science and Engineering Administrative Office is notified otherwise. Part time students still need to satisfy the residency requirement for their perspective degrees.
Leave of Absences
Domestic students who wish to take a leave of absence for a semester must complete a Request for Leave of Absence form and have it approved by their supervisory committee. The form must then be submitted to the Academic Advisor for further processing. The form must be filled out prior to the semester that will be missed. Leave of absences can be granted for up to one year. International students are not allowed to take a leave of absence.
Credit/No Credit
The only courses in the MS students can take for Credit/No-Credit (CR/NC) are MSE 7800 and MSE 7801, (Graduate Seminar) and MSE 6970 (Thesis Hours) or MSE 6590 (Special Projects). All other courses on the student’s program of study must be taken for a letter grade. Students will receive Credit (CR) in MSE 6970 (Thesis Hours) or MSE 6590 (Special Projects) for satisfactory research progress. If the student is not showing satisfactory progress for their research a grade of No Credit (NC) will be given.
Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawal Procedures
Adding Classes – All classes must be added within two weeks of the beginning of the semester. Adding classes after the deadline is not permitted in the College of Engineering and requires a petition letter. Dropping Classes – A drop implies that the student will not be held financially responsible and a “W” will not be listed on the transcript. Student may drop any class without penalty or permission during the first ten calendar days of the term. Withdrawing from Classes – means that a “W” will appear on the student’s transcript and tuition will be charged. Withdrawal from Full Term Length –Beginning the eleventh calendar day and continuing through the midpoint of the term, students may withdraw from a class or the University without instructor/department permission. After midpoint of the term, students may petition the deadline for withdrawal if they have a nonacademic emergency. For more information about the petition process, please contact your Academic Advisor. Check the academic calendar for specific add, drop, and withdrawal dates.
Appeals Procedures
If a student believes that an academic action is arbitrary or capricious he/she should discuss the action with the involved faculty member and attempt to resolve. If unable to resolve, the student may appeal the action in accordance with the following procedure.
  1. Appeal to the Department Chair (in writing) within 40 working days; chairs must notify student of a decision with 15 days. If the faculty member or student disagrees with decision then,
  2. Appeal to Academic Committee, see II Section D, Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities for details on Academic Appeal Committee hearings.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The University of Utah seeks to provide equal access to its programs, services, and activities for people with disabilities. If you will need accommodations in classes, reasonable prior notice needs to be given to the instructor and to the Center for Disability and Access.
Health Insurance and Family Leave
Graduate students have an option to obtain affordable health insurance coverage through the Graduate School as part of the Tuition Benefit Program. TAs and RAs are generally eligible. If a student prefers a different insurance policy, reimbursement can be obtained up to the cost of the plan available through the Graduate School. See link here. The MSE Department supports graduate students seeking family medical leave and/or reasonable accommodation as outlined generally under Policy 5-200 Leaves of Absence (health related) of the University of Utah Regulations that cover family medical leave and/or reasonable accommodation for conditions such as illness, pregnancy leave, military leave, foster care, adoption, hardship leave, care for elderly parents, or care for children. Graduate students in the MSE graduate programs and employed by the MSE Department as either an RA or TA are entitled to up to 12 weeks for a family medical leave of absence beginning within the time of employment. A leave will not extend beyond the time of the thesis defense or other final date marking the completion of examinations needed for the program.
Orderly Dismissal Policy for Graduate Students
In some cases, a student may not satisfy the requirements and expectations of the MSE PhD program triggering an assessment of the student’s status in the program. These include reasonable rate of progress towards completing the requirements of the degree program. While expectations for scholarly output and rate thereof is left to the judgement of the advisor and supervisory committee, a general guideline is that PhD students in the MSE department are encouraged to present at conferences and workshops and should have at least three first-authored papers accepted to reputable peer-reviewed journals before graduation and multiple conference presentations and papers. The student’s supervisory committee (or a majority thereof) will be the deciding body. The maximum sanction for unacceptable academic performance is dismissal from the Program (see Student Code, University Policy 6-400; http://www.regulations.utah.edu/academics/6-400.html). In cases requiring dismissal from the Program, a “Recommendation for Change of Graduate Classification” form will be filed with the Graduate Records Office. The student may appeal the decision, following the procedure outline in the Student Code (University Policy 6-400). If any of the criteria listed below are not met, the advisory committee will have discretion to either:
  1. Dismiss the student from the program immediately.
  2. Place the student on academic probation for 1 semester. In this case, the student’s committee will provide a list of specific milestones which the student must accomplish in order to be reinstated to good standing. If these milestone are not accomplished within 1 semester, the student will be dismissed from the program.
Criteria Graduate students must:
  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Passing all required examinations within specified times limits (e.g. for PhD students the candidacy exam, dissertation proposal, and thesis defense).
  3. Continuously maintain an official advisor and supervisory committee from the 3rd semester through completion of the program.
  4. Continually make acceptable progress toward the degree as determined by the supervisory committee + thesis advisor.
The following process is recommended to help students prepare for graduation:
  • During the semester before your graduation date, students should check their Electronic Graduate Record File in CIS. For more information on how to access the Electronic Graduate Record File click here.
  • If students have questions or issues surrounding graduation, they should make an appointment with the MSE Academic Advisor. It is important that you communicate with the Academic Advisor about your intended graduation date and progress.
In order to graduate, students must meet all of the University of Utah requirements as well as the department requirements for graduation. For graduation deadlines and how to apply click here. Students can also find information on the Commencement Ceremony here.
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