The M.S. degree program requires at least one year of graduate study and must be completed within four years upon matriculation. Admission into the M.S. degree program is nominally offered to students with an earned degree of Bachelor of Science or equivalent. Requirements of the M.S. degree may be summarized as follows. The student must complete.
- at least 24 semester-credits of graduate-level course (excluding seminars, independent studies, theses, and foreign languages) , including at least 12 credits in the student°¶s respective Group;
- a written thesis; and
- an oral examination that is a defense of thesis and is taken near the completion of the program.