Doctor of Philosophy

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You must have completed the equivalent of at least three years of full-time work beyond a bachelor’s degree to be considered for this program. As a student in the program, you will conduct original research under the supervision of an advisor, and write and successfully defend a dissertation.

Residency Requirements

To complete the Ph.D. in engineering management program, you must normally spend at least two sequential semesters in full-time residence at the university.

As an off-campus, working professional, you can meet the two-year residency requirement by doing the following:

  • Take the qualifying exam within the first five semesters of enrollment;
  • Conduct at minimum two video conferences per month with your research advisor;
  • Include one person from your professional work location on your Ph.D. committee. The appointment committee member must have a Ph.D. and be familiar with the chosen research;
  • Meet with your Ph.D. committee on a regular basis with at least two meetings per semester;
  • Be on campus a minimum of 16 days per year. Visits may be spread over four campus visits;
  • Take the Ph.D. comprehensive exam on campus; and
  • Do the dissertation defense on campus.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science or a physical science
  • Completion of undergraduate courses in calculus I, II and III; differential equations; statistics; physics or chemistry; and engineering economy.  
  • A minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • A minimum GRE score of 155 verbal and 148 math
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • State of Purpose
  • A TOEFL score of 580/237/92 (for international applicants only)