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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Petroleum Engineering, MS

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Master of Science - Thesis Option

General Information

The thesis option (MS) of study (30 credit hours to degree/8 classes + 2 thesis classes) is available only for current petroleum graduate students admitted to the MPE.  The path to the thesis option is as follows:

  • The student must have completed one semester or 6 credit hours toward degree at UH in MPE (not including prerequisites/leveling courses required in the admission letter).
  • They must find a professor with which they share research interest.
  • That professor must agree to mentor them in such research.
  • They must notify the Chair of Petroleum Engineering in writing of completion of the previous three bulleted items.
  • They must present a one-page thesis proposal that has been approved by their professor in writing to the Chair of Petroleum Engineering and request approval to change to the thesis degree option.
  • Approved thesis requests will be effective in the next semester.
  • To have an official program change in the thesis option, the student will submit a general petition to the academic advisor to change their degree to reflect the thesis option. (The Chair of Petroleum Engineering will have sent the approvals to the academic advisor.)
  • Once approved, a formal contract indicating thesis approval and future requirements will be signed by all parties (Thesis & Dissertation Committee Appointment Form). These forms are submitted upon completion to the academic advisor.
  • Thesis students will be required to attend the first offered Thesis Workshop for information, planning and requirements of thesis students.
  • The path to thesis is typically a minimum of one year in duration.

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