Ph.D. in Engineering

The Herff College of Engineering offers a Ph.D. in Engineering with separate concentrations in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

The Ph.D. in Engineering is a 72-semester-hour program consisting of a minimum of 48 semester hours of coursework plus an independent research project culminating in a dissertation. Applicants who already possess a master’s degree in engineering or a closely related field can get credit for 30 semester hours of coursework toward the Ph.D.

The following are minimum requirements for admission:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related program;
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 from an accredited college or university;
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from persons capable of assessing the applicant’s suitability for doctoral work in civil engineering;
  • The following minimum GRE scores are required:
    • Verbal = 146,
    • Quantitative = 156,
    • Analytical Writing = 3.0;
  • Applicants whose native language is other than English must meet one of the following minimum requirements:
    • TOEFL = 85,
    • IELTS = 6.5,
    • Duolingo = 110,
    • PTE = 57.

Applicants are advised that meeting the minimum admission standards does not entitle an applicant to admission; it only insures consideration of the application. Applicants are further advised that the program reserves the right to deny some applications due to limited availability of resources.

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