Three graduate degrees are offered: M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D.
For those students with sufficient preparation, the M.S. degree requirements can be completed in three quarters of full-time graduate study. A thesis is not required for the M.S. degree. The Engineer degree requires an additional year of study beyond the M.S. degree. During this additional year about two-thirds of the student's effort goes into coursework and one-third into a thesis project. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of three years of study beyond the M.S. degree and often takes longer. The Ph.D. dissertation must demonstrate originality and advanced research ability.
For information on prerequisites for admission to the M.S. program, please
go to the Undergraduate Prerequisites page.