Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering

Earning a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering (ITDE) accommodates accomplished engineering students whose research interests cross engineering disciplines and/or colleges. The ITDE program is administered by the college of engineering and directed by Dr. Timothy Jacobs, Director of Interdisciplinary Engineering. 

Admissions Eligibility

Students interested in the ITDE program must meet and follow the requirements outlined below to be considered for the program:

  • Posess a bachelor's or master's degree in an engineering discipline;
  • Be fully admitted to a master of science program within the college of engineering;
  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 for bachelor's degree and at the graduate level;

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be reviewed and considered on a case-by-case basis as determined by the director. 

Admissions Process

  • Step 1: Applicant must first be fully admitted to a master of science program in the college of engineering.
  • Step 2: Submit application materials, which include:
    • Application
    • Personal statement
    • Letter of support by two faculty members (one from the student's current department and the other from outside the current department)
    • Resumé/Curriculum Vita
  • Step 3: Materials will be reviewed by the director of interdisciplinary engineering.
  • Step 4: If favorable ratings are given to the applicant, an interview with the director will be scheduled to discuss educational and career goals.
  • Step 5: If accepted, applicant must complete the OGS "Petition to change degrees." 

Degree Requirements

Students must comply with the requirements for the program, outlined in the graduate catalog

  • A minimum of 32 semester credit hours of approved (600 level) courses and research is required for the thesis option. 
  • Additional courses beyond the minimum will be determined by the student's chair/committee in consultation with the director and associate dean for academic affairs. 
  • Successfully complete MATH 601 and STAT 601. 

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Tandilyn Morrel
Director, Graduate Programs