Requirements for the Degree (30 units)
The advice and approval of the program director must be obtained before enrolling in any course.
Core Requirements (18 units)
Elective Requirements (9-12 units)
Students completing the MSE 5960 (Comprehensive Examination) must complete 12 units to meet the degree requirement.
Students completing MSE 5990 (Thesis) take 9 units, including MSE 5970.
Culminating Experience (0-3 units)
Students have the option of choosing either the comprehensive examination or thesis option for their culminating experience. Advancement to candidacy is required of all students to be eligible to register for the culminating experience supervisory courses Thesis Option MSE 5990 and Comprehensive Examination MSE 5960. Advancement to candidacy requirements are as follows:
· Minimum GPA of 3.0.
· Completion of Graduate Writing Proficiency requirement.
· Completion of a minimum of 12 units in residence at Cal State LA.
Upon advancement to candidacy, students may formally apply for the culminating experience by filling out the designated form. Approval of the advisor and the Program Director will be required on the form.