Polytechnic Institute Requirements

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Area A. Core Courses

Area B. In-Depth Courses

One of the following courses:

and any two of the following courses:

Area C. Breadth Courses

Courses from at least three different graduate programs should be taken between Areas B and C. Other courses, often under variable numbers and offered on a one-time or occasional basis, may be of interest. Students are encouraged to bring those courses to the attention of those advisors, who may recommend these to other students and approve the substitution of these courses for some courses listed above.

Under the thesis option, the master’s thesis must be completed and defended in an oral examination administered by the Advisory Committee. Under the examination option, a 3-hour written examination is administered by the student’s Advisory Committee. This option is rarely employed and only in unusual circumstances.

* unless taken under Area A

§ Note: May take one or the other of the following but not both:

† When content is appropriate
€ not offered in recent years due to staff shortages.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Requirement

All graduate students are required to complete the CITI RCR training module within 120 days of starting a graduate program and every five (5) years thereafter. More Information

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