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Southern Methodist University - 2016

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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Completion of : (1) prescribed curriculum with passing grades in every course; (2) GPAs of at least 2.0 (a) overall, (b) in all courses taken at SMU, and (c) courses in the major field of study; (3) 122 to 129 semester credit hours, including a 35 hour General Education Requirement; (4) at least 60 semester credit hours earned as SMU credit, including 30 semester credit hours in the major department or interdisciplinary program; (5) of the last 60 semester credit hours completed, at least 45 must be completed through courses offered by the faculty of the Lyle School of Engineering. For the B.S. degree in Management Science, the minimum grade is a C- in all courses taken in fulfillment of the degree.

Master's Degree Requirements

Master's with Courses only-GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Grades of D and F count in average, but not toward req'ts. Credit hours required for degree: 30. Residency requirement: All course work from SMU must be completed in the seven years prior to the date the degree is awarded.
Master's with Thesis - Same, plus: thesis must be successfully defended before the Supervisory Committee.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

GPA requirement: 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Grades of D and F count in average, but not toward req'ts. Credit hours required for degree: 24 hours of course work and 24 hours of dissertation beyond Master's degree. Master's degree in engineering required for engineering degrees. Must successfully pass qualifying exams to be admitted to candidacy. Must successfully defend dissertation before the Supervisory Committee.