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MS in Systems Science & Mathematics

The MS degree in SSM is an academic master's degree designed mainly for both full-time and part-time students interested in proceeding to the departmental full-time doctoral program and/or an industrial career.

  • The MS degree requires 30 units, which may include optionally 6 units for thesis or independent study.
  • Required courses (15 units) for the MS degree include: ESE 551, ESE 552, ESE 553, ESE 520, and either ESE 516 or ESE 556. ESE 415 may be substituted for ESE 516.
  • The remaining courses in the program may be selected from senior- or graduate-level courses in Electrical and Systems Engineering or elsewhere in the University. Courses outside of Electrical and Systems Engineering must be in technical subjects relevant to systems science and mathematics and require the department's approval.
  • ESE 590 Electrical & Systems Engineering Graduate Seminar must be taken each semester. This satisfactory/unsatisfactory course is required for the M.Sc., D.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Systems Engineering. A passing grade is required for each semester of enrollment and is received by attendance at regularly scheduled ESE seminars. M.Sc. students must attend at least 4 seminars per semester. D.Sc. and Ph.D. students must attend at least 7 seminars per semester. Part-time students are exempt except during their year of residency. Any student under continuing status is also exempt. Seminars missed in a given semester may be made up during the subsequent semester.
  • The degree program must be consistent with the residency and other applicable requirements of Washington University and the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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