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2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Petroleum Engineering, M.E.

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See also Petroleum Engineering, M.S.E.  

The objective of the Master of Engineering (M.E.) program in petroleum engineering is to educate the student in both professional engineering and research.


Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the Graduate School.

Applicants must take the GRE General Test and have an official copy of the scores submitted to the Graduate School.

Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum overall grade point average in undergraduate study or approval of the graduate program advisor and the Dean of the Graduate School.

Applicants from non-English speaking countries who have not received degrees from U.S. universities must have a minimum TOEFL score of 80 on the internet-based exam or 550 on the paper-based exam. A minimum score of 6.0 on the IELTS examination may be substituted for the TOEFL.

Applicants must designate their major fields of research interest.

It is emphasized that these are minimum requirements. The qualifications of students entering the program are expected to substantially exceed the minimum requirements. A student who meets only the minimum requirements may be denied admission. The total number of students pursuing graduate degrees will be limited. Applicants are selected for admission throughout the year.

Curriculum Requirements

Non-thesis master’s program students are initially advised by the graduate program advisor appointed by the Chair of the McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering .

Students enrolled in the master’s program in petroleum engineering must maintain a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average. To obtain a master’s degree, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average in petroleum engineering courses taken for graduate credit at The University of Tulsa.

Not more than 6 hours of coursework with grades of C are acceptable in the Master’s program.

Courses taken for graduate credit in other programs shall be selected from those listed in this Bulletin and are subject to the approval of the advisor. No more than 6 credit hours of approved courses can be transferred.

Minimum credit hours outside major department 3
Credit hours of Master’s Project (PE 7911-3 ) Optional 3
Minimum credit hours of at least 7000-level courses, excluding Master’s Project 24
Minimum credit hours in major department including core courses:
PE 7013 , PE 7023 , and PE 7063 , but excluding Master’s Project
Maximum credit hours of approved 6000-level courses 6
Maximum credit hours of independent study 3
Minimum total credit hours 33


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