Curriculum Requirements

The MES M.S. degree requires 30 total credits. 1
Course Credits 224
Thesis Research6
Master's Thesis
Additional Requirements
Research Ethics
Proposal Defense 3
MES Seminar 4
Total Credit Hours30

Minimum of 24 course credits and 6 thesis credits.

  • There are no required MES core courses; however, students are required to take at least 12 course credits in MES.
  • The course schedule will be developed by the student in consultation with the Chair of the thesis Committee.

Refer to the MES Program Handbook for specific guidelines. 

  • MES M.S. and Ph.D. students are required to attend all MES student seminars.
  • Students will give one student seminar at the beginning of their third semester at RSMAS (not counting summers) and every year after with the exception of the semester in which when they defend their thesis.