All Master's degrees require satisfactory completion of all courses identified on an approved plan of study with a grade of C or better in each course, and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. All master's programs require the satisfactory completion of 48 to 52 hours, depending on the program. Twelve credit hours per quarter is a full-time load for regular, on-campus graduate students.
Students should refer to the "Programs of Study" section for specific discipline/program degree and course requirements. Students in either the MSEM or environmental engineering project-based programs must successfully complete eight credits hours of project work as part of their required hours, students in the thesis-based programs must successfully complete 12 credit hours of thesis research as part of their required hours, and students in the course-based programs are not required to have thesis or project credits as part of their credit hour requirement.
Courses taken on a S-U or pass/fail basis do not count toward a graduate degree with the exception of thesis and project course credit hours. The Institute's normal grading system applies to graduate courses as do the rules pertaining to withdrawal from a course. Any course change or withdrawal requires approval signed by the instructor of the course, the student's advisor, and the Associate Dean of the Faculty. No grade replacement for courses in the student's plan of study will be accepted.
Any questions concerning rules, procedures, etc., relating to graduate work should be directed to the Associate Dean of the Faculty.