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Graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology will graduate prepared to demonstrate:
These attributes will be assessed during the required examination milestones. For a Master of Science (M.S.), the required milestone is a written research report/thesis and corresponding oral defense presentation. The M.S. course-only option can be assessed through a portfolio process by the housing program.
The master’s degree in engineering requires a minimum of 30 credits beyond a bachelor’s degree. If students pursue an option in research, six of the total credits to the degree must be in thesis research. If students pursue the project option, three of the total credits for the degree must be devoted to carrying out a project, approved by a faculty advisor.
The engineering M.S. also allows students to customize a program of study to meet professional goals. This program, which will also take into account the academic background of students, must be approved by a faculty advisor, the director of the school of engineering and the associate dean for graduate education at Parks College.
The concentrations offered in the engineering master’s program are:
The expert faculty of Parks College collaborate with graduate students in groundbreaking research in the following areas:
Graduates are prepared to enter the industry as an engineer in their chosen concentration or conduct research for private or government organizations. Graduates are also well positioned to enter a doctoral program in engineering and conduct independent research.
Begin your application for this program at www.slu.edu/apply.
Most admitted students meet the following criteria:
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
Admitted students who want to be considered for an assistantship must submit a separate application for assistantship consideration by March 1.
Once all the materials are received and the online application is complete, materials will be reviewed by the Parks College's Office of Graduate Education and Research before being sent to the engineering department for a recommendation. The final decision is made by the Parks College associate dean of graduate education and research.
Admissions decisions are made based on the background and educational experience of students. Applications are reviewed when completed, and decisions are generally made within a few weeks.
Parks College offers graduate fellowship awards and assistantships each year. Assistantships provide tuition, stipend and health insurance. There are also many opportunities for students to receive funding through external research grants that are managed by individual faculty.
For more information, visit the student financial services office online at http://finaid.slu.edu.
Students choose one of three options for their Master of Science:
For students pursuing the research option, six of the total credits to the degree must be in thesis research. For students pursuing the project option, three of the total credits to the degree must be devoted to carrying out a project, approved by students’ faculty advisor.
Master of Science students prepare a program of study that must be approved by the faculty advisor, department chair, and the Parks College graduate programs director. This program of study is developed within the context of background and career goals of students allowing them to customize their program to suit their professional goals.
In the first semester, M.S. students will begin taking courses as indicated in the program of study. In parallel, students may also begin research in an identified research area, under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
The faculty advisor and student will form a guidance committee of at least three members. The committee members should be persons who will likely provide expertise and guidance that will assist students in research. At least one member, besides the faculty advisor, must be in the home department of students. If the faculty advisor is in another department, then one guidance committee member in the home department will be designated as the guidance committee chair.
Students prepare a thesis proposal before the end of the first-year activities. The title and outline for this proposal are approved by the guidance committee and reported on the Master’s Thesis Proposal/Prospectus form. After completing the thesis proposal, students meet with the guidance committee at least once every semester.
An oral thesis defense must be completed before graduation. The defense typically includes a seminar that is open to the public. Following the open session, the student and guidance committee continue discussion in a closed session. A written thesis report is submitted ~four weeks prior to the oral defense.
Based on the defense, the guidance committee may:
The guidance committee conveys the decision to the department chair and the director of graduate programs.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.