Master of Science in Engineering
LeTourneau University’s new MSc program builds on 50 years of excellence in Engineering Education and 15 years of undergraduate research experience. Our state-of-the-art labs allow us to perform high quality relevant research in biomechanics, fluid dynamics, automation and robotics, advanced materials development and joining engineering.
You’ll be taking part in one of the first graduate-level Engineering programs to integrate Christian faith with teaching and research, and you will benefit from a close and harmonious collaboration with a distinguished faculty who bring academic excellence and research expertise to the classroom. Read Faculty Credentials
Ongoing Engineering research deals with a broad variety of issues such as biomechanics studies of ACL and shoulder joint simulations, automation and robotics, electronic materials and nuclear plant life extension, as well as polymeric composite structural materials.
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- A Completed application for admission to the program. Completed applications and assessment records are valid for one year. Following one year, the student will need to submit an updated application and fee for the purpose of reassessing the file under the current catalog year.
- Official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any graduate work attempted or completed sent directly to the appropriate Admissions Counselor designated at the time of application. Failure to provide a complete record of all academic work may result in the student not being accepted into the university, or if already enrolled, being withdrawn from the university.
- For applicants with foreign transcripts, a copy of the original transcript will be accepted, with an English translation. Transcripts, however, must be evaluated course by course by either Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services, Inc. (WES), or SpanTran Educational Services, Inc. before evaluation and processing by LeTourneau University.
Undergraduate Degree and GPA
- For regular admissions standing, the applicant must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university at the time of attendance with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). An applicant whose grade point average is below 3.0 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering, which will consider whether the applicant may be admitted on academic probation.
Students currently enrolled as undergraduates must apply for admission into the program and be accepted provisionally before registering for the graduate version of any course.
- A satisfactory score on the verbal and math portions of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for admission into the graduate program. An applicant whose combined GRE score is below 1100 or Analytical Writing score is below a 3.5 will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering, which will consider whether the applicant may be admitted on academic probation.
- A personally prepared essay of approximately 1000-1200 words that details the rationale for pursuing graduate study and how the M.S. Engineering program relates to personal and professional goals. A specific question may be posed by the graduate committee to applicants to guide the essay.
Letters of Reference
- Two letters of reference, preferably from a supervisor or instructor must be provided by the applicant.
- For applicants whose native language is not English, a test score of at least 550 on the paper based or 80 on the internet based versions of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Support of Mission
- Applicants must be supportive of the Christian mission of LeTourneau University through the integration of the Christian faith with learning.
- The Graduate Admissions Committee for Engineering will consider all indicators of success from the above criteria in making admissions decisions. The decision of the Admissions Committee will be final.
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Master of Science in Engineering
30 hrs Total: (24 hrs of course work and 6 hrs of thesis work)
Course work will typically be graduate level Engineering courses taken at LETU, but may also include:
- A maximum of 6 approved* upper-division hours from undergraduate courses in Math, Computer Science and/or Engineering. These hours cannot count toward an undergraduate degree.
- A maximum of 6 approved* graduate course hours of work completed at LETU as an undergraduate for dual credit. Dual credit is defined as a course that counts toward meeting the degree requirements of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
- A maximum of 3 approved* hours of graduate Business course work.
- A maximum of 6 approved* hours of graduate Math and/or Computer Science course work.
- A maximum of 6 approved* hours of transferred Math, Computer Science and/or Engineering coursework from another academic institution.
*A student’s complete plan of study must be approved by his/her graduate committee and by the Graduate Program Director.
To earn the M.S. - Engineering, students must have completed the following
- The required curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, with no more than two grades of C In the required curriculum. A course in which a grade of D was earned will not count toward meeting graduation requirements.
- At least 30 semester hours completed of which 24 hours are approved, graduate level courses, plus 6 hours of thesis.
- All graduation requirements completed at the graduate level in no more than five years at LeTourneau University.
- Payment of all tuition and fees.
- Approval of the faculty and the Board of Trustees.