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Graduate level course offerings: Graduate Studies

GRAD505, Graduate Enrollment. This six-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Enrollment in GRAD505 allows students in project or thesis-based programs who have completed all course and project/thesis credits to maintain half-time status while finishing up their thesis/project work and defending/presenting their work. Students may enroll in GRAD505 only twice after which they will need the approval of the Associate Dean of the Faculty and the Graduate Studies Committee. GRAD505 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD506, Graduate Enrollment. This one-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD506 for every quarter they are enrolled in project or thesis-based programs while taking course, and/or thesis/project credit hours. GRAD506 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD507, Graduate Enrollment. This one-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD507 for every quarter they are enrolled in a course-based program while taking course credit hours. GRAD507 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD508, Graduate Enrollment. This six-credit hour administrative enrollment tool does not have any required meeting/lecture hours. Students should register for GRAD508 when they will be participaitng in an off-campus co-op or internship. International students should not use GRAD508 when participating in CPT. GRAD508 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

GRAD590, Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Any international student with an F-1 Visa employed by any company in the form of an internship, co-op or practicum must enroll in a CPT course as part of the curriculum of study. The CPT experience is to be complimentary training to the student's curriculum and should contribute substantially to his/her learning experience. Students must have an offer of employment from a company prior to registering for this course. The CPT must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies, Director of International Student Services and the student's advisor. Students are required to submit a report at the conclusion of the employment to his/her advisor to receive a grade for the CPT experience. GRAD590 may not be used toward meeting graduation credit hour requirements and should not be listed on the Plan of Study.

Admissions, Programs, and Courses

Our graduate program offers a variety of courses and programs taught by passionate and experienced professors to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Learn more about our admissions process, and the programs and courses we are proud to offer.

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Admissions

There are a variety of options for both traditional and non-traditional students at Rose-Hulman. Learn more about how to apply for graduate school.

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Programs

Rose-Hulman offers graduate studies in 10 different programs. Some programs offer evening classes off campus to make it possible for professionals to continue to work fulltime while earning their graduate degree.

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Courses

A number of courses have been approved by the Graduate Studies Committee for credit toward graduate degrees. Even programs that do not offer graduate degrees, like chemistry and math, offer classes that can be applied toward required graduate credit.

Research Facilities

There are seven research facilities on our campus all operating with the dual mission of providing education, as well as performing research and development. Projects at the facilities reflect faculty and student interests, as well as industry needs. As part of the graduate program at Rose-Hulman, you will likely participate in thesis research in one of our facilities.  
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John T. Myers Center for Technological Research with Industry

This 40,000-square-foot facility is devoted to student and faculty project work. The center provides space and specialized instrumentation for students and faculty to engage in engineering design projects for external clients. There is ample laboratory space for project-based education.

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Rose-Hulman Ventures

Rose-Hulman Ventures is a program that brings together students and technology-based companies. For students, the program provides the best engineering professional practice experience possible. In turn, this provides businesses with prototypes, refinements to the design of existing products and expansion in current engineering capabilities. The facility is on the south campus of Rose-Hulman.

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JRSI Laboratory

In this lab, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with surgeons, faculty and engineers to design, execute and present scientific investigations in an effort to develop engineering solutions to clinical problems. Mechanical testing in the lab is conducted utilizing a state-of-the-art biaxial materials testing machine.

Dr. Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing

Dr. Craig Downing is the Director of Graduate Studies, Interim Dean of Lifelong Learning, and Head of the Department of Engineering Management. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering, mathematics and statistics, manufacturing systems and workforce education and development.