Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years.
  3. Applicants holding degrees from non-ABET accredited programs/universities must submit scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits, including credits granted for the thesis.
  2. A minimum of 21 semester credits, including 6 thesis credits, must be in the major field of petroleum engineering.
  3. A minor field of study can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from another department that offers a graduate program. A graduate faculty member from that department must serve on the thesis committee.
  4. A cognate can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from more than one department outside of petroleum engineering, or from a single department that does not offer a graduate program.
  5. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  6. A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
  7. Completion of a research project and its presentation in a thesis.
  8. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better in all coursework.
  9. The thesis course can be between 6-9 credits with approval of the thesis committee.
  10. At least one credit of graduate seminar class is mandatory for each MS students (thesis option). Students can repeat this class to the maximum number of three times.
  11. At least two peer-reviewed conference, journal, or patent applications (as the first author) submitted with the consent of student's adviser before the time of defense.