Aug 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.


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Admission Requirements
Applicants must have completed the B.S degree from a department of approved standing and granted by an accredited college or university in any of the following areas to be considered for the Master’s program in Materials Science and Engineering:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Prerequisite academic work should provide evidence that the application shall be able to pursue the graduate course effectively. If the prerequisite academic work is lacking, the student may have to take necessary undergraduate courses to meet the prerequisite requirements.
  • Applicants must also have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • The minimum acceptable combined GRE score is 1000 (old) or 300 (new).
  • Official Transcript from all colleges/universities attended (International Students must have
  • transcripts translated through World Education Services -WES)
  • Completed Application along with the required amount of application fees
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE Scores
  • Financial Affidavit (International Students -only)
  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) Scores (International students only).

Graduation Requirements
Core Courses: 12 credits
Elective Courses: 12 Credits
Thesis: 6 credits
Admission to Candidacy
Passing of the Final Oral Examination

Advisory Committee
During the first semester of his/her study in the Master of Science program, the student and his/her Major Professor must recommend to the Head of the Department for approval, the student’s Advisory Committee consisting of a minimum of four members including the Major Professor and the Head of the Department. The Advisory Committee shall also serve as the Examination Committee.

Elective Courses (12 credits): Determined by Student’s Major Professor
Elective courses may be any graduate level courses offered at Tuskegee University or elsewhere. Approval of the Major Professor is necessary for a student to sign up for electives.

Transfer Credits
The student’s Advisory Committee may recommend transfer credits for up to 9 hours for graduate courses taken by the student at Tuskegee University as part of another graduate program or at any other institution. Transfer credits may be recommended under both core and elective categories.

Admission to Candidacy
Immediately after completing 9 credits of course work at Tuskegee University, the student must
submit to the Dean of Graduate Studies, a completed application for the Candidacy for the degree.

Seminars
A student pursuing the Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering must present at least two seminars. The first seminar shall be the presentation of the student’s research proposal of the Master’s thesis. The second or the final seminar shall be his/her Final Oral Examination for the degree. The student is also required to participate in all seminars arranged by the department.

Thesis
The final draft of the thesis must be filed with the student’s Advisory Committee at least 30 days before the date listed in the university calendar for final copies to be submitted during the semester in which the student expects to graduate. The student must present to the Dean of Graduate Programs a “Preliminary Approval Sheet” (PAS) bearing the signature of the Major Professor before the final oral examination may be scheduled and before copies of the thesis/dissertation are distributed to members of the Examining Committee.

After the “Preliminary Approval Sheet” has been signed, it should be submitted to the Dean of Graduate Programs before the final examination is scheduled and before the final draft of the thesis/dissertation is prepared for final approval. Approval of the thesis/dissertation in its final form rests with the Examining Committee.

Total: 12


Elective Courses


Determined by Student’s Major Professor

Elective courses may be any graduate level courses offered at Tuskegee University or elsewhere. Approval of the Major Professor is necessary for a student to sign up for electives.

Total: 12


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