Master’s Program

The EER M.S. Program provides foundational knowledge of EER topics, theories, and research methods as well as a specialization appropriate to students’ intended career paths. Students may earn the M.S. degree in the following ways. First, students may apply for and be admitted to the EER Program to earn a stand-alone EER M.S. degree. Second, students admitted to the Ph.D. program will be eligible to add the master’s degree after successful completion of the 30 credit hours of master’s degree coursework (typically within two years).The M.S. degree requires 30 credits of coursework, (10 courses) as shown in the table below.

Course and credit requirements for EER M.S.

Category

# courses

# credits

Engineering Education Core

2

6

Research Methods Core

3

9 to 15

Specialization Electives

3 or more

Up to 15

May include up to 6 credits of EER 690: Graduate Independent/Directed Studies and up to 3 credits of EER 598: Special Topics in EER.