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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - 2016

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Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

B.S. programs require 120 to 128 semester credits, depending on major, credits in major, general education requirements, and technical electives. A GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or better is required for all courses presented to satisfy degree requirements, and a GPA of 2.0 (out of 4.0) or better is required in all major courses outside of the freshman year.

Master's Degree Requirements

Thesis: A minimum of 30 credits must be completed, of which 6 credits must be thesis. A certain set of core courses must also be completed.

Project: A minimum of 33 credits must be completed, of which at least three and no more than six credits must be Graduate Project. A certain set core of courses must also be completed. All Courses: A minimum of 33 credits must be taken, including a set of core courses and specialization courses. 2 years of full-time industrial experience required for this option. A 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA in all options must be achieved before the degree is awarded.

Doctoral Degree Requirements

Successfully complete an approved program of study. Successful completion is indicated by a grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0) with no more than two grades below B. Typically, a minimum of 24 credits beyond the MS requirement or 54 credits beyond the BS expected. PhD students must pass the PhD qualifying exam and also the PhD comprehensive exam. PhD candidates must successfully complete a PhD dissertation. The dissertation normally involves 18 credits of PhD dissertation research.