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College of Engineering & Science - Louisiana Tech University


Graduate Studies

Master's Degrees

The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University offers six master's programs: Applied Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering and Technology Management, Mathematics, and Molecular Science and Nanotechnology. Each of these programs offers a top level education and includes plenty of opportunities to be a part of cutting-edge research at our multiple Centers of Excellence (the Center for Applied Physics Studies, the Institute for Micromanufacturing, and the Trenchless Technology Center). 

Applied Physics

The M.S. in Applied Physics is an interdisciplinary program that offers concentrations in astrophysics, geophysics, materials science, biophysics, mathematical physics, and solid state physics. The program provides students with an excellent opportunity to gain research experience at the Center for Applied Physics Studies and Institute for Micromanufacturing. The core curriculum consists of a total of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student is on (scroll down to review the thesis and non thesis track options).

Click here to view the program's mission statement. 

Computer Science

The program places a strong emphasis on fundamental theoretical and practical computing foundations, preparing graduates for academic and industrial careers. It aims to produce graduates who can practice computer science in various fields such as software, high-tech, manufacturing, healthcare and service degrees, as well as pursue advanced degrees. The core curriculum consists of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student is on (scroll down to review the thesis and non thesis track options).

Click here to view the program's mission statement. 

Engineering

The M.S. in Engineering is an interdisciplinary program, offering students the opportunity to specialize in certain areas of engineering, with a strong emphasis on research. Students can choose a concentration from any of the provided concentrations: 

Biomedical Engineering - apply fundamentals from engineering, medical sciences and mathematics to solve problems in medicine and biology, and to understand, modify or control biological systems. 

Chemical Engineering - transform various natural resources into practical products, including paper, gasoline, medicine and computer microchips. 

Civil Engineering - design and supervise the construction and maintenance of buildings, bridges, roads, railroads, airports, harbors, channels, levees, pipelines, power plants and water and sewage systems. 

Electrical Engineering - apply the laws of electrical circuity to design, develop and improve electronics and solid-state devices, and to control, convert and distribute energy and information. 

Industrial Engineering (online and on-campus) - learn to make decisions on how to best use an organization's people, material, equipment and energy. 

Mechanical Engineering - design, develop, test, manufacture and maintain machines, vehicles, systems, devices and components that advance the standard of living. 

The core curriculum consists of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student is on (scroll down to review the thesis and non thesis track options). To learn more about the concentrations, and the curriculum for each concentration, visit the M.S. in Engineering webpage

Click here to view the program's mission statement. 

Engineering and Technology Management

The program aims at providing students with an understanding of mathematical, statistical, and risk modeling analysis. It includes systems design, engineering management, project management, and financial analysis to enable the graduate to be more effective in technical managerial and leadership roles in a business environment. The program consists of two concentrations: Engineering Management and Management of Technology. 

The core curriculum consists of 33 credit hours in both concentrations, and a thesis is not required for this program.

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Mathematics

The program offers an in-depth study in algebra, analysis, differential equations, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, and computational mathematics. The core curriculum consists of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student is on (below, there is a description of the thesis and non thesis track options).

Click here to view the program's mission statement. 

Molecular Science and Nanotechnology

An interdisciplinary program jointly offered by the College of Engineering and Science and the College of Applied and Natural Sciences. The program has active participants from faculty in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics, mechanical engineering, and physics. The core curriculum consists of 30-36 credit hours, depending on the track the student is on (below, there is a description of the thesis and non thesis track options).

Click here to view the program's mission statement. 

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.

Program Tracks

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.


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