The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics offers a Graduate Program leading to the Master Science degree in Engineering.
Admission to any of the five engineering options (Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering) is granted to qualified applicants who have been judged to have a good probability of succeeding in the program and obtaining a graduate degree. Several technical concentration areas are available in each option, and students may select a thesis, non-thesis, management, or self-directed curriculum plan. Additionally, early placement plans for the Ph.D. or Doctorate degrees in engineering are available.
These opportunities serve the practicing engineer as well as the student who wants to pursue advanced graduate study and research. The educational opportunities within the college include traditional classroom and laboratory courses, seminars, and research projects guided by members of the graduate faculty. Courses offered on-campus are usually scheduled during the evenings.
Teaching and Research Assistantship positions are available to qualified applicants upon review and recommendation by the home department. In addition, the School of Graduate Studies and Research may offer scholarships or grants-in-aid to qualified students. Students desiring assistantships or scholarships must submit applications to the School of Graduate Studies and Research by the specified deadlines.
The following describes admission and degree requirements, and advising. Information concerning course scheduling and prospective course offerings can be obtained from the College Graduate Studies web site or the engineering department. Further assistance with any graduate matter may be obtained by telephone, e-mail, letter, or personal visit to the program option coordinator in the student's area of interest.
For degree programs
In addition to the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research, the applicant must show an unrecalculated grade point average in undergraduate study of at least 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) in their major course work. Applicants with lesser qualifications may be granted provisional graduate student status based on evaluation of their undergraduate records, scholastic records, and professional qualifications.
For non-degree admission
An applicant whose academic record does not meet the required standards for admission to a Master of Science in Engineering program may apply for non-degree admission to the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Under non-degree admission to the graduate program, the student will have an opportunity to demonstrate the capability to successful complete 6-9 semester hours with a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. Upon successful completion, the student may apply for admission to a specific engineering degree option to continue study for the Master of Science in Engineering.
Early admission for eligible YSU undergraduates
Undergraduate students at YSU who have no more than six semester hours remaining to complete their bachelor's degree may apply for admission to a graduate program of their interest. If the applicant is admitted to the graduate program, he or she may register in the graduate school to begin the graduate program while simultaneously completing baccalaureate work. Additionally, this option may make the student eligible for an assistantship or for scholarship support. For more information, consult the College Graduate Program Director.
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics requires an advisor for each individual graduate student. An advisor is recommended by the Graduate Program Director and assigned by the School of Graduate Studies and Research upon acceptance.
The Master of Science in Engineering may be characterized as being both career oriented and self-directed and offers flexibility to accommodate the needs of each engineering graduate student. Graduate students enrolled in any of the engineering graduate programs must complete 30 s.h. for the thesis plan, 33 s.h. for the non-thesis plan, or 36 s.h. for the management emphasis plan as follows:
Each graduate student is required to complete a minimum number (depending on the plan selected) of the following engineering core courses. The core courses have been selected to provide each student with basic tools needed to function effectively in the professional work area.
• ENGR 6920 Project Planning and Management, 3 s.h.
• ENGR 6921 Engineering Statistics, 3 s.h.
• ENGR 6922 Engineering Systems Analysis, 3 s.h.
• ENGR 6923 Information Technology Tools for Engineers, 3 s.h.
• ENGR 6924 Computer Based Tools for Engineers, 3 s.h.
• ENGR 6925 Applied Environmental Management, 3 s.h.