Distance Learning; Materials Science

Materials Science and Engineering

Distance Learning

It is possible for our materials science students to earn their MS/MSE degree via distance learning through Montana Tech. Off-campus research is encouraged for qualified students. This alternative enables off-campus students to enter the thesis-track and conduct their M.S. research at their place of employment. Student participation is subject to the following stipulations:

distance learning; materials science PhD
  • The thesis research project must be well defined and acceptable to the graduate student’s advisory committee. The thesis may be based on either fundamental or applied research that involves (original) computational and/or experimental research to investigate a current problem of interest to the field of materials science and engineering.
  • Where possible, a qualified representative of the Employer will serve as an on-site thesis committee member; to qualify as a committee member, the individual must be a professional with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering or a related field.
  • The student must follow the published Montana Tech guidelines for thesis content, format, preparation, and defense.
  • The student must be on-campus in person for the thesis defense.
  • The student must register every semester that he or she is working toward fulfillment of the degree requirements.