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Graduate Program

Ph.D.s are offered in:

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering


Admission is granted through the University’s Graduate School.

A candidate for the Ph.D. must spend a minimum of three years in full-time study and research beyond a bachelor’s degree, display proficiency and high attainment in scholarly endeavor and independent investigation, pass written Ph.D. qualifying exam, pass both an oral and a written admission-to-candidacy examination, and present a dissertation and successfully defend it in an oral examination. All requirements are expected to be completed within five years following completion of residence requirements.


Professional Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

An accelerated program, the Professional Master of Engineering offers two concentrations — environmental engineering and structural engineering. Students benefit from close interaction with professional engineers, a flexible custom-designed curriculum, and attention from faculty with unique field experience. In addition to core courses, professional development and practice classes range from risk management and project scheduling to sustainability and resilience and career evolution. 



Graduate Minor in Computational Science
and Engineering

Computational science and engineering is becoming indispensable for a variety of disciplines, including national security, biology, weather prediction, and industrial design. The Graduate Minor is designed to allow doctoral students finishing graduate work that involves high performance computing to add a credential to their degree. It requires 12 credit hours of coursework in computations and related areas plus a a dissertation involving high performance computing.