Master of Science

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.

View MS Thesis Timeline.

View graduate AET courses and descriptions.

Graduate program admissions requirements

Application fees are waived for Spring/Summer 2021 and Fall 2021

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No other supplemental admission documents are needed. However, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, professional resume/CV, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are encouraged to aid the admission evaluation process.
  • All students who have earned degrees from a country where English is not the native language must demonstrate English proficiency via a qualified examination. Applicants must earn a minimum score of 79 from the internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or 550 from a paper-based TOEFL (pBT), an IELTS score of 6.5, or an overall Duolingo score of 125.
  • International applicants are required to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation. Accepted evaluation services include WES, ECE or SpanTran. Note that the official transcript evaluation must be transmitted directly from the evaluating agency to the WSU Office of Graduate Admissions. The transcript evaluation will serve as your official transcript.
  • Students in the AET graduate certificate program can advance to the M.S. via an internal process. No additional graduate admission application is required.

For questions about your application, please contact a Graduate Program Coordinator.