Master of Science University Degree Requirements

It is the responsibility of students to plan their graduate program in consultation with their program and advisors. Students are expected to follow the program requirements outlined in the program guide of the academic year they started their program. Students should be aware that most core courses are offered only once per year.

The master’s degree (M.Sc.) is awarded upon successful completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate. Individual courses require a minimum of a B- for course credit. Students are expected to complete the M.Sc. degree in three semesters and one summer session.

The M.Sc. degree has the following components:

  • Core courses
  • Elective courses
  • Research/capstone experience
  • Graduate seminars
  • Winter Enrichment Program (WEP)

Divisions and/or programs may have additional program requirements. Please see detailed program information.