for admission to graduate standing may be obtained by writing to the Office of
Research and Graduate Studies, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute,
Indiana 47803. Applications should be filed well in advance of the time set for
registration, and it is strongly advised that foreign students apply at least
one year in advance.
to graduate study permits a student to pursue a Masterís degree program.
Students admitted with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0/4.0 are automatically on
probation for the first quarter of graduate work. Admission on probation means
the student must have at least a B average (GPA = 3.0/4.0) for the first twelve
credit hours of graduate study in order to continue.
applicant who is either a graduate of a program of
uncertain quality or has an academic record that cannot be readily
compared to the Rose-Hulman admission standards, may, upon recommendation of the
major department, be admitted as a special student, subject to any conditions
stated by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. An individual so admitted
is considered to be on probation.
new graduate students should report to the Office of Research and Graduate
Studies upon their arrival on campus.
TUITION AND FEES
and fees are generally the same as for undergraduate students and are described
elsewhere in this Bulletin.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to well-qualified
students of demonstrated ability and interest. Assistantships require
approximately 20 hours of work per week. In addition, a tuition grant is also
awarded to graduate assistants.
Tuition Grants: A limited number of tuition grants are available for
graduate students. These grants effect the remission of all tuition.
MASTER OF SCIENCE
degree of Master of Science is identified with a major field of interest.
Programs are authorized in applied optics, biomedical, chemical, civil,
electrical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, as well as chemistry,
mathematics, physics, and engineering management. Applicants are currently being
accepted only for work leading to M.S. degrees in applied optics, biomedical
engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering,
environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and engineering management.
Contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies for further information.
thesis is considered to be a normal part of the Masterís degree program. A
student who wishes to take course work in lieu of a thesis must obtain the
permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.
graduate student, in consultation with his adviser, will prepare a plan of study
for the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. A minimum of 51 quarter
hours and an average grade of B are required. Grades below C are not accepted. A
maximum of 12 quarter hours credit earned by thesis research are applicable to
the 51 quarter hour requirement.
Advisory Committee Chairperson and Advisory Committee
Advisory Committee Chairperson and advisory committee are selected according to
the procedures established by the Graduate Studies Committee.
There is no
residence requirement for the M.S. degree.
All requirements for the Master of Science degree must be fulfilled within five calendar years from the time of first registration in the program. If studies are interrupted by military service, the time limit will be extended by the length of such service.
maximum of 12 quarter hours of graduate course credit completed at other
graduate schools may be counted toward completion of the Masterís degree at
Rose-Hulman with the approval of the studentís advisory committee.
courses taken at Rose-Hulman as an undergraduate may be counted for graduate
credit provided the courses
1. were not used to satisfy the requirements for a B.S. degree, and
2. fulfill requirements in his/her plan of study.
3. The student must request permission to receive graduate credit prior to enrollment in the course. See GRADUATE COURSES section of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Academic Rules and Procedures for detailed procedures.
of a foreign language is not required for the Masterís degree.
unless exempted, must submit a satisfactory thesis which demonstrates their
ability to apply scientific principles to specific research problems. Procedures
and appropriate deadlines are established by the Graduate Studies Committee.
must demonstrate knowledge and present a thesis (if applicable) during a final
oral examination, not based on any particular course, and conducted by an
examining committee. An additional written examination may be required at the
discretion of the examining committee.