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AET Master of Science Degree

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The Master of Science degree program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or in other mathematics-based sciences in exceptional cases. Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Wayne State Graduate School. 

The Master of Science degree is offered under the following options:

  • Plan A: 32 credits, including an eight-credit thesis
  • Plan B: 32 credits of course work in an approved AET Plan of Work

Requirements for both options include at least 24 credits in Alternative Energy Technology courses and at least eight credits of 7000-level course work. The 7000-level course requirements can be satisfied through directed study, directed research, thesis credits, or approved classes from other engineering departments. Both options require two core courses: AET 5110 and AET 5120. Students pursuing Plan A are excluded from research and directed studies credits. All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the college, such as academic regulations of the university, degree and certificate requirements, and academic regulations for the College of Engineering.

Graduate Program Admissions Requirements

  1. The GPA required to be considered for regular admission is to the M.S. Program is 3.0 or above. Students with a GPA of 2.8 - 3.0 will be considered for admission on a case by case basis if an applicant has significant relevant professional experience.
  2. The GPA required for to be considered for regular admission to the Graduate Certificate Program is 2.7 or above. Students with a GPA of 2.5 - 2.7 will be considered if an applicant has significant relevant professional experience.
  3. The program will admit students with bachelor’s degrees or the equivalent in engineering from an accredited college or university. Students with mathematics-based science degrees will be considered for admission on a case by case basis.
  4. International students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS English Proficiency score.
  5. No other specific admission requirements are needed. However, letters of recommendation, a statement of objectives, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are encouraged to aid the admission evaluation process.
  6. Students in the AET graduate certificate program can advance to the M.S. via an internal process. No additional graduate admission application is required.
  7. All international applicants must submit an official WES evaluation.

For questions about your application, please contact:
Ellen Cope
Graduate Program Coordinator
(313) 577-0409