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Graduate Students

Petroleum Engineering


Master of Science (MS)

 

Deadlines to Apply: 

Fall admission-February 1  |  Spring admission-September 15  |  Apply!

 Minimum Admission Criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering or closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA:  3.0
  • GRE Score:  305 (or 1150)
  • English proficiency requirements for international students:
TOEFL:  Minimum score of 80  or IELTS:  Minimum score of 6.5 in each section

Application documents needed for uploading:

  • Current resume
  • Transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended, unofficial copy
  • GRE Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • TOEFL/IELTS Test Scores, unofficial copy
  • Statement of purpose (personal statement)
  • Email contact information for three professional references

 


Master's of Science Degree Options:

  • MS in Petroleum Engineering
  • MS in Petroleum Engineering, Unconvential Resources concentration
  • Dual Degrees: MS in Petroleum Engineering and Master's of Business Administration

The mission of the graduate program in Petroleum Engineering is to prepare students to be leaders in industry, government, or academia. The field of engineering is continuously evolving and alumni with the advanced education and research skills associated with obtaining graduate degrees have the flexibility, breadth, and depth to become leaders as the problems of tomorrow arise. All students in the MS program will learn the techniques required of individuals interested in pursuing further education and careers in academic, as well as entering the work force in industrial settings.

**Note: An MS degree is not required to enter a Ph.D. program.

Course Requirements for MS in Petroleum Engineering

Graduate students with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from an accredited program may pursue their MS degree using one of two options.

The requirements for each degree option are as follows:


Plan A: Research Thesis Option

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Items Course Description Credits
Core Courses At least three courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
9
Required Course PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods 3
Seminar PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar 2
Electives Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by student with approval of student advisor. 12
Plan A PETE 5960 - Thesis Research 4
TOTAL 30

 

Plan B: Course Work Option

Download the PDF

Items Course Description Credits
Core Courses At least three courses from the following:
PETE 5010 - Transport Phenomena
PETE 5020 - Thermodynamics
PETE 5060 - Flow through Porous Media
PETE 5080 - Interfacial Phenomena
PETE 5310 - Fundamentals of Enhanced Oil Recovery
9
Required Course PETE 5355 - Mathematical Methods 3
Seminar PETE 5890 - Graduate Seminar 2
Electives Graduate-approved elective courses (PETE or other), selected by student with approval of student advisor. 14
Creative Component PETE 5970 – Research Report 2
TOTAL 30

 

Course Requirements for other MS degree options:

  1. Plan A: Research Thesis Option for MS in Petroleum Engineering, Unconventional Resources concentration for students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering | Download the PDF
  2. Plan B: Course Work Option for MS in Petroleum Engineering, Unconventional Resources concentration for students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering | Download the PDF
  3. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for students with a BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF
  4. Plan B: Course-work Option for students with a BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF
  5. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering | Download the PDF
  6. Plan B: Course-work Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for students with a BS in Petroleum Engineering | Download the PDF
  7. Plan A: Research-Thesis Research Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for students with a BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF
  8. Plan B: Course-work Option for Dual Degree Program - MBA/MS in Petroleum Engineering for students with a BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering | Download the PDF

Apply today!

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Graduate Admissions Coordinator – Michele Foist

Engineering Room 4015

Email: pete-info@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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