- Prospective Students
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More details about admissions, degree requirements, qualifying exam policies, and academic policies can be found in the Graduate Handbook (PDF).
Additional information of Graduate Study can be found at:
MSU Graduate School Handbook (being revised as of 12-2014)
Graduate Education and Research Groups
The components of the doctoral programs in Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering are very similar. In each case, the student first finds an advisor and forms a committee. Subsequently, the components of the doctoral degree programs consist of a qualifying exam, a comprehensive exam, prescribed course work, research, the dissertation, and a final oral defense and examination.
MS degree program students complete 30 credits of graduate work, including in most cases a Master’s thesis requiring 6-8 credits. The MS program can be completed in four semesters. Students with BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or a related area can be admitted into the MS program.
1. Manufacturing Processes
2. Solid and Structural Mechanics
3. Dynamics and Systems
The MSU Graduate Assistantship Brochure is published by the MSU Graduate School and covers the University's policys on Graduate Assistantships. This brochure is available for download in a pdf format:http://grad.msu.edu/assistantships/