MMSE Degree Requirements

To receive the MMSE degree, you must:

  • complete a total of 30 credit hours of coursework. This must include a minimum of 18 credit hours from MSE 500-level and 700-level courses. The remaining hours must come from graded courses at the 500- or 700-level in MSE or other technical disciplines

  • maintain 3.0 minimum overall GPA. Courses in which a grade of C- or lower is received will factor into your GPA but do not count toward completion of your degree

  • prepare a graduate plan of work (POW) upon completion of 15 credit hours of coursework. Instructions for creating and modifying a POW are available in MyPackPortal. After submitting your POW it will be reviewed by your advisor. If no changes are necessary, it will be approved by your advisor and the MSE Director of Graduate Programs. The POW can be modified as necessary any time before graduation.

Students will be terminated from the MMSE Program if:

  • they have completed 18 credit hours and have a GPA less than 2.778, or

  • they have completed more than 18 credit hours and have a GPA less than 2.667, or

  • they have completed 30 or more credit hours and have a GPA less than 3.000

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