|About the Doctoral Program
The Ph.D. Plan of Work must have at least 72 credit hours, including MS transfer credit hours. Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred in from a previous MS degree.Additional courses should be taken as appropriate for the student’s research program. There is an MSE Ph.D. qualifying exam, a preliminary oral exam, and a final oral exam.
A plan of work (POW) is to be submitted by all candidates, no later than the end of their second semester. The MMSE degree requires a chairman for the POW, but no committee members. The thesis MS and Ph.D. degrees require a committee of faculty members and a chairman. Consult the director of graduate programs (DGP) for more details and approval of the POW.
|Minimum Degree Requirements
|1 year. See also Visa and Immigration information and English proficiency requirements.
|How to Apply
|Apply to our Ph.D. program
Departmental application requirements