The M.S. degree requires at least twenty semester hours in course work in metallurgical engineering or related technical subjects, and ten semester hours in thesis research.
The Ph.D. degree requires at least thirty-three semester hours of course work in metallurgical engineering or related technical subjects, and thirty-four semester hours in dissertation research.
The M.E. degree requires a minimum of thirty credit hours of graduate, professionally oriented course work.
A graduate student must register for every fall and spring semester until s/he completes all requirements for his/her degree.
If a student has not completed all courses required for a BS in Metallurgical Engineering, s/he takes those courses during his/her graduate program. See Prerequisites in Degree Requirements: Coursework for details. If the BS degree is from another school in Utah, the U's transfer guide may be helpful in determining what courses are applicable.
A series of core courses are highly recommended and considered basic for each discipline within metallurgical engienering. See Core Courses in Degree Requirements: Coursework for details.
A PhD degree cannot be done entirely part-time; it requires at least some time spent in full-time academic work at the university.
The MS and PhD degrees both require the student to do research.
The MS and PhD degrees both require the student to write a thesis or dissertation based on original research. ME students must write a a final report on some aspect of engineering design.