GPS graduate students who are enrolled in the PhD program may be awarded a master's degree when they have satisfied the basic Caltech requirement of 135 units. These courses must be part of a plan of study approved by the option representative, numbered 100 or higher, and part of those used to satisfy the PhD requirement in one of the division's options. Specifically required are Ge 109 and any two of Ge 101, Ge 102, Ge 103, Ge 104, ESE 101, ESE 102, or ESE 103.
ESE Master's requirements
Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program may be awarded a master's degree if they have satisfied the Institute requirement of 135 units of work in courses numbered 100 or higher. These courses must satisfy the course requirements of the ESE Ph.D. program.
An application for admission to candidacy for a master's degree must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies according to the academic calendar in the Caltech Catalog (see pages 4–5).