Registration Guidelines

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Course Prefixes

  • All courses excluded from credit toward a degree are 200 & 300 level undergrad courses (all work & exams must be completed and a letter grade assigned) or courses approved to be taken by advisor (but not to count towards the degree) and should use the prefix "E."
  • All 400 level undergrad courses for which credit toward the graduate degree has been sought and approved should use the prefix "G."
  • All courses taken "not for credit" - The final exam is not taken but all other work must be completed, a grade of "S" or "U" is assigned. Should use the prefix "N."

Core Curriculum

For students in the degree programs of Ph.D., M.S. (Non-applied option) with thesis, and MS without thesis, the core curriculum includes the following four core courses:

One additional course is required in your track for ALL students: .

A second advanced course is required in your track for Ph.D. students:

The advanced course requirements can be satisfied outside of a student's track at the discretion of the student's advisor and program director. Other course requirements for a given student will be determined by the student's advisor and advisory committee, in consultation with the coordinator of the student's chosen curricular track. The track coordinator should serve as a resource for helping students and committees select proper courses. As such, the track coordinator should be aware of courses scheduled to be taught through this program and through related programs. Students should consult their faculty adviser before registering for classes. All current students are required to register for the coming semester by the early registration deadline printed in the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

Additional Course Requirements

For students in the degree programs of Ph.D., M.S. (Non-applied option) with thesis, and MS without thesis

For all Applied M.S.

Follow the M.S. with Thesis or without Thesis Degree Requirements

Students in the Applied M.S. program, the core curriculum includes two of the four required core courses, plus

(Applied M.S. simply means your main focus is on field research, and to be determined by your advisor)

Any deviation from this must be approved in writing by the student's advisor and the program director.