Academics

MS Engineering

The M.S. in Engineering degree provides students with a rigorous, adaptive curriculum and research environment that prepares them to integrate discoveries from multiple fields and address multi-scale problems beyond the bounds of traditional engineering disciplines. It provides broad training in science and engineering oriented to solving complex problems that transcend specialized engineering disciplines or fields.

Students with ABET accredited engineering degrees are invited to apply. Students not having an ABET accredited engineering degree but having degrees in math or physical/biological science or other degrees are also welcome, but may be asked to take additional selected course work to adequately prepare them for engineering studies.

Admission Requirements

Those holding a baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field from an accredited institution and earned a GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) are invited to apply for admission. If the baccalaureate degree is in a field other than engineering, the applicant should have taken sophomore physics (electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics), differential equations and several engineering science courses. Examples of engineering science courses include electric circuits, mechanics (statics and fluids) and heat/mass transfer. Undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of purpose, and three letters of recommendations must be submitted. Additionally, the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required, and the GRE-PPI score is strongly encouraged. TOEFL is required for international students whose native language is other than English.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the MS-E degree will include completion of course requirements in compliance with the University of Georgia Graduate School requirements. That is, a student’s program of study will include a minimum of 24 semester credit hours, 12 of which must be from UGA courses open to only graduate students exclusive of thesis and project research. The 12 hours may not be satisfied by transfer credit, Master’s research (7000), Masters’ project research (7010), or thesis writing (7300). Specific required courses include Computational Mathematics (3 hours), Research Methods (3 hours), Entrepreneurship (2 hours) and seminar (1 hour). To receive the MS-E degree, each student will be required to present a satisfactory research proposal approved by the advisory committee and the graduate coordinator and pass a final examination and defense of the research thesis.