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College of Engineering & Science - Louisiana Tech University


Graduate Studies

Master's Degrees

Applied Physics

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). 

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). 

Engineering

An interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on research. Students can choose a concentration from any of the provided concentrations: 

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). 

 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: 

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

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). 

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). 

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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