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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements vary by department. Individual department requirements are found in the Undergraduate Bulletin 2015-16, University of Nebraska - Lincoln at the following Web site: http://bulletin.unl.edu/undergraduate/ or Office of Admissions, Van Brunt Visitors Center, P.O. Box 880256, Lincoln, NE 68588-0256, 1-800-742-8800 or 1-402-472-2023 (www.admissions.unl.edu).

Master's Degree Requirements

The Graduate College, except in a few departments, offers the degrees of master of arts and master of science under three options.

Option I. The masters degree under Option I should be chosen by those who are preparing for careers in research and scholarly work or in college or university teaching. Under this option a student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit, consisting of 20 to 24 semester hours of regular course work, and present a thesis equivalent to 6 to 10 semester hours. At least one-half of the required work, including thesis, must be taken in one major subject (at least 18 hours for the master of education degree). The remaining work may be in supporting courses or in a minor consisting of at least 9 semester hours. Eight hours credit, in addition to the thesis, must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).

Option II. A student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit in courses representing a major and either one or two minors. A thesis is not required. A program consisting of a major and one minor must include not fewer than 18 hours in the major and 9 hours in the minor. If two minors are elected, the major must total at least 15 hours and the minors at least 9 hours each.
At least 12 of the 36 hours must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).

Option III. the student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit, at least 18 of which must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts). The program must include not fewer than 18 hours in the major.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

The minimum amount of graduate credit is
90 semester hours, including a dissertation. Not fewer than 45 semester hours must be
completed at the University of Nebraska after
the filing of the program of studies. The PhD
program will normally include a minimum of
12 hours and a maximum of 55 hours of dissertation research. The time limit on granting the doctoral degree is eight years from the time of filing the student's program of studies in the Office of Graduate Studies.
http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/
http://engineering.unl.edu/graduate-programs/index.shtml