The applicant seeking a Master of Science Degree in materials science will plan a degree program with the assistance of the student's major professor and the advisory committee. A graduate major must present credit for at least 32 semester credit hours. The student must maintain a B average in all formal materials science courses. Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 9 semester credit hours per semester. The Doctor of Philosophy degree represents the attainment of a high level of scholarship and achievement in independent research that culminates in the completion of a dissertation of original scientific merit. Hence, it cannot be prescribed in terms of a fixed semester credit hour requirement. Course work and research amounting to the equivalent of two academic years beyond the master's degree or three years beyond the bachelor's degree may be considered the minimum.
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