Degree Requirements

M.S. Degree Requirements

The minimum course requirement for the MS degree is 48 quarter credits. Students may transfer a maximum of 2 core courses (6 credits), and 3 elective courses (9 credits) (equivalent to 10 semester credits) from approved institutions or 2 core courses (6 credits) and 3 elective courses (9 credits) from a previous MS at Drexel, provided they follow the rules and regulations described in the Drexel University Graduate Curricula. These 48 credits consist of the required 33 credits of core area credits (36 credits if EGMT 571 is required), defined in Section 1, and the remaining 15 credits of elective courses, described below.

M.S. Elective Requirements

In addition to the required core courses, each MS degree candidate must complete 15 credits of elective courses, at least six credits of which must be in a major area of interest. The elective courses required may come from any graduate-level course(s) in the engineering, business or other colleges for which the student has adequate preparation (pre-requisites) and can obtain approvals from the appropriate college and the Engineering Management program. If the student has a particular interest he or she wishes to pursue in a technology or management area and can satisfy the pre-requisites and departmental requirements, he or she is free to select any 6 to 15 credit sequence with the approval of the program administration. A thesis is not required, but is an option.

Academic Evaluations/Standards

Continuation in graduate studies requires satisfactory progress towards a graduate degree. Evidence of such progress includes maintenance of a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA each term. The progress of each student is reviewed each term. Failure to maintain the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average will result in placement on probation. Any student on probation must not only achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA within two successive terms following the term in which the deficiency occurred, but also maintain at least a 3.0 term average in any term in which he/she is on probation. Failure to meet either of these requirements will result in dismissal from graduate studies at Drexel. Graduate students must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to graduate.