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College of Engineering & Science - Louisiana Tech University

Graduate Studies

Master's Degrees

Thesis Option

In addition to any required remedial course work not taken for graduate credit, the student will be required to complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (SCH) for graduate credit, of which a maximum of 6 hours will be earned in research and thesis. A minimum of 15 hours must be earned in courses open only to graduate students.

Non Thesis Option

A minimum of 36 SCH of graduate course work will be required, of which 3 SCH shall involve a practicum on an advanced topic approved by the student's advisory committee. The student must indicate his/her preference for the non thesis option during the first quarter of graduate enrollment when his/her Plan of Study is submitted.

Individual Requirements for M.S. Programs

Individual programs may, upon approval by the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science, impose additional requirements, such as written comprehensive exams.