Ph.D. in Engineering

Program of Study

You are required to file a program of study with the Graduate School. Complete the Program of Study Form under the supervision of your dissertation advisor and in coordination with your dissertation committee. Once you have completed the Program of Study and obtained your advisor's signature, submit it to the Ph.D. in Engineering mailbox (207 Russ) for the director's signature and submission to the Graduate School.


The purpose of the program of study is to design an appropriate program to meet your specific needs in your chosen focus area as determined by the dissertation committee.


Ideally, a tentative plan should be formulated by the end of the second semester of study. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize further registration in the Ph.D. program.

Program Changes

Minor changes in the Program of Study can be made easily in case of course offering deletions or schedule conflicts. These changes must also be approved by the program director and filed one week prior to the start of the final session for graduate study. The coursework must be selected to form a unified program of study. Coursework from a previous M.S. degree is included in the formal program of study.

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