Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option)

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option)

After admission into the Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (non-thesis option), students may inquire with the Academic Advisor for Petroleum Engineering  about how to pursue a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree. They must meet certain requirements below.  The Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option)  requires 24 credit hours of the same approved courses as the non-thesis option (beyond the introductory leveling courses 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 plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree.

The requirements to transfer from a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (non-thesis option) to a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering (thesis option) are

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