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NUCLEAR ENGINEERING 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
Grades of BC, C, or lower will not be accepted toward degree requirements, except when grades of C are balanced by twice as many credits of A or by four times as many credits of AB; grades of BC are balanced by twice as many credits of AB or by an equal number of credits of A.
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Grades of BC, C, or lower will not be accepted toward degree requirements. except when grades of C are balanced by twice as many credits of A or by four times as many credits of AB; grades of BC are balanced by twice as many credits of AB or by an equal number of credits of A.
Probation Policy
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Probation Policy
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Specific Courses
Yes
NE 427; 428 or 526; and any two courses from 405, 408, 411, 412, 423, 525, 528, 541, and 562.
Specific Courses
Yes
All course requirements for the master's degree; one course from each of the following areas: fission reactors, plasma physics and fusion, materials, and engineering mathematics and computation.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 24 credits; at least 12 must be at the 400 level or above; the remaining 12 may be in appropriate technical areas. At least six of the required 24 credits must be taken at the 500 level or above if a thesis is submitted. At least 9 of the 24 credits must be at the 500 level or above if a thesis is not submitted. A maximum of 6 to 8 credits may be granted for a master's thesis. Credit for NE 790 will be granted only when a formal thesis is submitted.
Specific Credits
No
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Candidates must pass an oral examination on completed course work or 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. Candidates who have passed the Ph.D. qualifying examination will be excused from the oral master's examination.
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 / No
The master's thesis is optional and may be replaced by technical electives.
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.
  • A candidate who fails to take the final oral examination and deposit the dissertation in the Graduate School within five years after passing the preliminary examination must take another preliminary examination.
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
No
Minor Requirements
Yes
In addition to the technical minor, the Ph.D. nontechnical minor must be completed before being eligible to take the preliminary examination. Contact the department for more information.
Advisor
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Advisor
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Review Policy
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Review Policy
Yes
Faculty
Upon admission to candidacy