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Master's Programs

In the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, students can pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in one of the following programs:

  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

Each program is unique and has its own set of requirements in order to complete the degree.

All three programs offer three paths to a M.S. degree:

  1. Thesis option - Based on coursework as well as a long term research project that the thesis is based upon.
  2. Non-Thesis option - Mainly coursework but does require a project in the final semester.Projects vary depending on the faculty advisor and are at the discretion of the student and the faculty member.
  3. MS by Candidacy - For students pursuing a PhD directly, a M.S. degree can be acquired with the faculty advisor's approval after the Candidacy Examination has been passed.

The M.S. degree usually take about two years to complete for each program.