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ENGINEERING MECHANICS Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
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Overall GPA
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Other Grade Requirements
Yes
A course that is to be counted toward the M.S. degree must be passed with a grade of A, AB, or B.
Other Grade Requirements
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Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
No
Specific Courses
Yes
Students are required to successfully complete at least six EMA courses beyond the M.S. requirements and numbered 600 or above, excluding EMA 690, 699, 790, 890, 990, and 999. At least four of these six courses must be at the 700 level or above.
Specific Credits
Yes
  • The program of study must include a minimum of 24 credits of graduate-level technical course work such that at least 12 credits are in 500-level or above EMA courses with at least 6 of these 12 credits being in 700-level or above EMA courses. In addition, the combined EMA course content of the student's undergraduate and graduate programs of study must include at least 24 credits of 500-level or above mechanics course work.
  • EMA 601 Special Topics courses may be counted as 700 level only if designated as such by the instructor. The following courses are excluded from the 500- and 700-level or above requirements: EMA 599, 690, 790, 890, 990, 999. Department approval is required for the use of more than 6 credits of independent study.
Specific Credits
Yes
Minimum of 72 credits beyond the B.S. degree.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates must pass an oral examination on the thesis if the thesis option is chosen. Students have two attempts to pass this examination with at least one month elapsing between attempts.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
  • The Ph.D. qualifying examination should be taken no later than completion of the M.S. requirements, or the beginning of the fourth semester of graduate study, whichever comes first. Students entering the program with a master's degree in EMA, EP or NE from another institution, and taking the qualifying exam in that same major, must take the exam by the beginning of their third semester.
  • Candidates are expected to pass the Ph.D. preliminary examination no later than the end of the third year of graduate study, or by the end of the second regular semester following the one in which the Ph.D. qualifying examination was passed, whichever is later.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Students with a B.S. degree in engineering mechanics or equivalent are typically expected to complete the master of science in three semesters. Students with non-EM backgrounds will typically be permitted four semesters to complete their master's degree if more than 27 credits are required.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
  • Students must submit the doctoral plan of study one month before the end of the semester following the one in which the qualifying exam is passed.
  • Students are typically expected to obtain the Ph.D. within a maximum of five years on campus in the Ph.D. program. Students entering the Ph.D. program with an M.S. from another program may be granted an additional year to complete the Ph.D. at the department's discretion.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
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Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
Yes
Faculty
Upon admission to candidacy