Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.)
|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||
|Residency Requirement||1 year. See also Visa and Immigration information and English proficiency requirements.|
|How to Apply||Apply to our Ph.D. program
Departmental application requirements