The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field.
- An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years.
- Applicants holding degrees from non-ABET accredited programs/universities must submit scores from the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination.
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- A minimum of 30 semester credits, including credits granted for the thesis.
- A minimum of 21 semester credits, including 6 thesis credits, must be in the major field of petroleum engineering.
- A minor field of study can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from another department that offers a graduate program. A graduate faculty member from that department must serve on the thesis committee.
- A cognate can be obtained by completing 9 semester credits from more than one department outside of petroleum engineering, or from a single department that does not offer a graduate program.
- At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
- A maximum of one-fourth (usually 8-9 semester credits) of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
- Completion of a research project and its presentation in a thesis.
- An overall GPA of 3.00 or better in all coursework.
- The thesis course can be between 6-9 credits with approval of the thesis committee.
- At least one credit of graduate seminar class is mandatory for each MS students (thesis option). Students can repeat this class to the maximum number of three times.
- At least two peer-reviewed conference, journal, or patent applications (as the first author) submitted with the consent of student's adviser before the time of defense.