An overall 3.0 grade point average or better and above average
grades in the sciences are required. Other requirements depend on
the particular program chosen by the student.
Students are required to take the Graduate Record Examination
(GRE) and provide two letters of recommendation. Applicants for the
double master’s program must meet the entrance requirements for St.
John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of
Two options are offered within each program leading to the Master
of Science degree.
Thesis Option (Plan A)
Requires 24 semester hours of course work (exclusive of
prerequisites) and a thesis project for which a minimum of six
semester hours of credit are required. Students that are accepted
under the thesis option are permitted to take more than 24 semester
hours of course work subject to approval of their mentor.
Non-thesis Option (Plan B)
Requires additional course work in lieu of the thesis (a minimum
total of 33-36 semester hours of course work, exclusive of
prerequisites). Students are typically required to complete
the degree program option (thesis or non-thesis) for which they
have been accepted.
|Time Limit on Credit||Five Years|
|Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Thesis Option||30 (24 Course work; 6 Thesis Research)|
|Minimum Credit in Semester Hours: Non-Thesis Option||33 to 36 (Course work)|
|Graduate Record Examination||Required|
* Residency for the Master of Science degree requires completing
six credits per semester for two consecutive semesters.