Engineering (Ph.D)

Engineering (Ph.D)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering is an interdisciplinary doctoral program offered on a collegiate basis. The participants in the interdisciplinary doctoral program have access to the academic resources available in the College of Engineering rather than to just those within a department.

Engineering and science departments outside the College of Engineering have access to an engineering doctoral degree which expands and enhances the student base, stabilizes the critical number of participating faculty, and expands the academic resources available for the doctoral program.

Faculty with common research interests can be identified and research teams can be organized to take advantage of external research funding.


Admission Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an ABET accredited program
  • GRE (minimum score of 1150 required - may be waived with departmental approval)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement may also be submitted

Application Deadline

Applications to the doctoral program in Engineering are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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