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 2017_2018

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Master of Science (MS) - Thesis Option

Degree RequirementsSupervisory CommitteeProgram of StudyThesis and Defense
Overview
Required Courses
Graduate Seminar
Thesis Hours
Registration Restrictions

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.

Overview
Procedure to Complete
Thesis
Defense
Registration

Master of Science (MS) - Non-Thesis Option

Degree RequirementsSupervisory CommitteeProgram of StudySpecial Project
Overview
Required Courses
Graduate Seminar
Special Project Hours
Registration Restrictions

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.

Overview
Procedure to Complete
Special Project
Registration

For information on admission to the MS program click here.

Degree Residency Requirements
Degree Time Limit
Continuous Registration
Advancing to PhD
Full Time Status
Leave of Absences
Credit/No Credit
Adding, Dropping, and Withdrawal Procedures
Appeals Procedures
Americans with Disabilities Act
Health Insurance and Family Leave
Orderly Dismissal Policy for Graduate Students

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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