Graduate Program in Nuclear Engineering Degree Requirements
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Master of Science (M.S.)
The M.S. degree program offers thesis and non-thesis options. The thesis option requires 24 credit hours of course work plus a thesis. The non-thesis option requires 30 credit hours of course work, a written examination and a scholarly research paper. All students must complete the Program Core course requirements as well as all Graduate School requirements.
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
The Master of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering is a 30 credit, course work only, practice oriented, part-time graduate program designed to assist engineers in the development of their professional careers in the business, government, and industrial environments. Late afternoon and evening classes are taught at the College Park campus, designated learning centers in Maryland, and online.
The M.Eng. in Nuclear Engineering program is administered by the Office of Advanced Engineering Education (OAEE). Information about M.Eng. course work, admission, specialization tracks, online and remote site options, tuition and more can be found on the OAEE web site. Learn more about the M.Eng. Program in Nuclear Engineering »
OAEE also offers a 12 credit Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Engineering program for professionals who would like to keep current or gain skills without pursuing a degree. Students in the certificate program have the option of transitioning to the M.S. or M.Eng. program. PLEASE NOTE: The certificate program is not available to international students.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
To enter the Ph.D. degree program, students must complete the M.S. Program Core level courses prior to taking the Ph.D. qualifying examination. Those admitted to the Ph.D. program must complete a minimum of 18 course credits beyond the M.S. degree. All candidates must also register for a minimum of 12 credit hours of ENNU 899: Doctoral Dissertation Research, in addition to meeting all dissertation and final oral examination requirements.