Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option)

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Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option)

After admission into the Masters of Petroleum Engineering (courses only), students may apply to the Academic Advisor for Petroleum Engineering to pursue a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree if they meet certain requirements below.  The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering requires 24 credit hours of the same approved courses as the non-thesis option beyond the introductory level in Petroleum Engineering plus 6 credit hours dedicated to the Masters Thesis. Such an option is particularly appropriate for students intending a career in research and who intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

The requirements to transfer from a Masters in Petroleum Engineering to a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering are

  • be admitted into the Masters of Petroleum Engineering (courses only) degree program,
  • successfully complete at least six credit hours of courses (excluding leveling courses) with grade of B or better,
  • identify a faculty member willing to serve as Thesis Advisor and obtain his or her agreement,
  • propose a preliminary thesis topic to the Thesis Advisor and the Director of Petroleum Engineering and obtain their approval.
  • form a thesis committee with the approval of the Thesis Advisor and the Director of Petroleum Engineering
  • submit necessary forms to the Academic Advisor for Petroleum Engineering