EDGE (Designed for off-campus study)

EDGE is a program provided for the graduate student who cannot participate in on-campus classes. The requirements are the same as for any other graduate degree, but courses are offered via streaming video and download to your machine for offline viewing. For more information on EDGE, visit their website.

Students interested in completing their Master of Science (Non-Thesis) degree via distance learning must be admitted into the graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering. To apply see our website.

MSE EDGE Programs

Application Process

To be eligible for regular admission to the graduate program within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the applicant must hold a B.S. in an appropriate major.

Program Requirements

Masters Non-Thesis

  • Required Credit Hours: 30
  • Required: 18 hours of EMA5000-6000 level courses with a minimum grade of C or better and must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Maximum – One 3000 level or above undergraduate course (outside the Department)
  • Maximum – 6 credit hours of EMA 6905 – Individual Work
  • Maximum – 6 credit hours of S/U work (includes max. 5 hours of EMA 6910 – Supervised Research)
  • Overall grade point average for all course work must be 3.0 or better.
  • Courses cannot have been used for a previous degree.
  • Transfer credits: by petition to the graduate school, up to 9 credits from another institution. Courses must be graduate level courses, B or better, applicable to the degree which may be transferred to the MS program with approval by the graduate coordinator and by petition to the graduate school
  • Time Limitation: all work, including transferred credits, counted toward the master’s degree must be completed during the seven years immediately preceding the date on which the degree is awarded
  • Supervisory Committee: must have one member in MSE Dept. by the end of the 2nd semester or after 12 credit hours; if you are not working with an individual faculty member one of the graduate coordinators will supervise your MS Non–Thesis degree
  • MSE Non–Thesis Paper: One (1) month prior to graduation, your adviser must email ASO that your paper is acceptable for partial fulfillment of the Masters Non-Thesis degree. Guidelines for the paper may be found by following the directions below:

Students interested in completing their Masters of Science (Non-Thesis) degree via distance learning must be admitted into the graduate program in Materials Science and Engineering.



This degree has been accredited by the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3 , under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognized by other countries that are signatories to international accords.