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Louisiana Tech University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

A "C" average on hours earned is required by the candidate. Also a student in the College of Engineering and Science must have at least a 2.0 GPA in courses bearing the specific rubric of the major program when computed on all attempts for which a final grade was received. This applies to transfer students also. If the student is a transfer student, 36 weeks of residence at Louisiana Tech is required, earning at least a 2.0 in a minimum of 30 semester hours. All students are required to spend their senior year in residence. However, Louisiana Tech does not permit a student to apply more than six hours of correspondence study toward the pursuit of a degree.

Master's Degree Requirements

_______Master's with Thesis--GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 30 with a minimum of 15 hours earned in courses opened only to graduate students. Upon approval of the program involved, a maximum of 12 semester hours may be transferred. An official GRE score is required. TOEFL score of 550 (Paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet) required of international students. No more than 12 credit hours may be earned through extension credits. Thesis may be completed in absentia. Six consecutive calendar years from time of initial enrollment is given to complete degree. Thesis defense exam required.
_______Master's with Non-Thesis Option--GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 36 with a minimum of 18 hours opened only to graduate students. Three hours may involve a practicum on an advanced topic approved by the student's Advisory Committee. Admission requirements and time to completion are same as those for the thesis option.
_______Master's with Professional track --GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 33 with a minimum of 18 hours opened only to graduate students. Three hours may involve a practicum on an advanced topic approved by the student's Advisory Committee. Admission requirements and time to completion are same as those for the thesis option.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

_______Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Degree: GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Credit hours required for degree: 66. An official GRE score is required. TOEFL score of 550 (Paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet) required of international students. Residency requirement: Eight quarters beyond B.S. Student is required to spend at least three quarters beyond the first year in continuous residence. Comprehensive and dissertation defense examinations required. Students must complete within five consecutive calendar years after successful completion of comprehensive exams.

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