Ph.D. in Engineering

Academics and Curriculum

As a current student in the Ph.D. in Engineering program, you have much to look forward to, including exciting opportunities to expand your engineering knowledge through coursework, collaboration, and research.

This section has been designed to guide you through the program and to answer any questions you may have about meeting the requirements of the Ph.D. in Engineering degree.

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Degree Requirements

View the Ph.D. in Engineering program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Program Examinations

In addition to passing the required core courses and coursework, you must also successfully pass the following required examinations:

Grade Standards

Grade standards in the Ph.D. in Engineering program are identical to those of the Graduate School. Students in the program must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average in all graduate courses in which a letter grade is assigned. Students who do not meet these requirements are subject to probation or dismissal.

Timely Completion

The total elapsed time of a Ph.D. program from admission to passing the final defense shall be no more than 10 calendar years. If you have not completed all requirements for the degree by the end of the semester occurring five calendar years from the time of passing the candidacy examination, you must be re-admitted to candidacy by retaking and passing another candidacy examination.

Contact Information

The Ph.D. in Engineering program office is also available to answer your questions about the program. Contact the Program Director:


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