Graduate Engineering Admission/Degree Requirements

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission is open to applicants with an undergraduate degree in engineering. Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a closely related field may be considered.
  2. Engineering applicants may be admitted to the Graduate School as Regular Graduate Students, Qualifying Students, Conditional Students or Non-Degree Students.
  3. Admission requirements for each of these categories are outlined in the JSU Graduate Catalog.
  4. Applicants may have to satisfy undergraduate coursework prerequisites as determined by their Department Chair Person and/or Advisor.
  5. Prior to admission as a Regular Graduate Student, each applicant must submit an official quantitative and verbal Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score.
  6. Applicants must meet all other admission requirements outlined in the JSU Graduate Catalog.
  7. In addition, international applicants must submit all documentation as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.

Degree Requirements

  1. Thirty (30), or thirty-six (36), semester hours are required for the Master of Science Degree in Engineering depending upon which of the following three options the student selects with approval of his or her department chairperson and/or advisor:

    • Option 1-Twenty four (24) semester hours of coursework plus a 6-hour thesis
    • Option 2-Twenty seven (27) semester hours of coursework plus a 3-hour project
    • Option 3-Thirty six (36) semester hours of coursework
  2. Option 1 requires a formal written thesis, formal presentation and oral exam.
  3. Option 2 requires a written project report, formal presentation and oral exam.
  4. Option 3 requires an oral exam
  5. To remain in “good standing”, students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (“B” average).