Master's Degree Credit Requirements

Master's Degree Credit Requirements

COLLEGE/PROGRAM   COURSE
or SEMINAR
CREDITS
THESIS
or PROJECT
CREDITS
TOTAL
CREDIT
REQUIREMENT
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES  (M.S.)

Thesis 18-24 6-12 30
Project 24-27 3-6 30
Non-Thesis 30 0 30
PSM options 37 0 37
CHEMISTRY  (M.S.) Thesis 18 12 30
Non-Thesis 30 0 30

COMPUTER SCIENCE  (M.S.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

COMPUTER SCIENCE (MS) ENTREPRENEURSHIP option Thesis 27 6 33
Non-Thesis 33 0 33

MATHEMATICS  (M.S.)
[all options except PSM]

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

MATHEMATICS (M.S.) PSM option PSM 37 0 37

PHYSICS  (M.S.)

Thesis

18-24

6-12

30

Project

27

3

30

RADIOLOGICAL SCIENCES  (M.S.)

Thesis

21

9

30

Project

27

3

30

PSM option 34 0 34
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS, HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES

CRIMINAL JUSTICE  (M.A.)

Thesis

27

6

33

Non-Thesis

33

0

33

ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONS (M.A.)

Thesis

27

6

33

Project

27

3

30

MUSIC EDUCATION  (M.M.)

Thesis

27

3

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

MUSIC TEACHING  (M.M.)

Thesis

27

3

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

PSYCHOLOGY  (M.A.)

Thesis

30

6

36

Non-Thesis

36

0

36

Project

33

3

36

SOUND RECORDING TECHNOLOGY (M.M.)

Thesis

27

3

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

CAGS

 

30

0

30  (Beyond M.S.)

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION  (M.ED)

 

30

0

30

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION  (M.ED)

 

30

0

30

READING & LANGUAGE  (M.ED)

 

30

0

30

FRANCIS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

CHEMICAL  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Project

27

3

30

CIVIL  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

Project

27

3

30

COMPUTER  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

33

0

33

Project

30

3

33

ELECTRICAL  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

33

0

33

Project

30

3

33

ENERGY  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30 0

30

Project

27 3 30

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
(M.S.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

Project

27

3

30

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (Concentration)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

MECHANICAL  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

21

9

30

Non-Thesis

30

0

30

PLASTICS  (M.S.E.)

Thesis

24

6

30

Non-Thesis

33

0

33

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
(M.S.)

Thesis 24 8 32
Non-Thesis 30 0 30
Project 27 4 31
PSM option 34 0 34
HEALTH MANAGEMENT
and POLICY (M.S.)
[all options]
Thesis/
Project
33 3 36
NURSING  (M.S.)
[all options]
Thesis/
Project
39 3 42

WORK ENVIRONMENT (M.S.)

Thesis 30 6 36
Project 33 3 36
PSM options 36 0 36
MANNING SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  (M.B.A.)
[all options]

Non-Thesis

42

0

42

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (M.S.) Non-Thesis 30 0 30

UMASS INTERCAMPUS

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY
(M.S.)

 M.S. - included within Ph.D. track

28

3

31

M.S. -PSM option 34 0 34

MARINE SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY  (M.S.)

Thesis

26

4

30

Non-Thesis

33

0

33

PSM option 34 0 34

GRADUATE CERTIFICATES

Most Graduate Certificates are 12 Credits each.

 

12

0

12  (Beyond B.S.)

[Note: While most graduate certificates are 12 credits, some are as many as 18 credits.  Courses completed for one graduate certificate may not be used for another graduate certificate.]