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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.
Recent research dissertation titles have included:
More information on areas of research specialization and selected research topics can be found here.
All students are expected to follow the Missouri S&T Graduate Student Residency requirements. Off-campus students can meet the department residency requirement with the following requirements: the Qualifying Exam must be taken on campus by the 5th semester of coursework; the student will have at minimum two video conferences per month with his/her research advisor; the Ph.D. committee will include one person from the student's professional work location, the appointment committee member must have a Ph.D. and be familiar with the chosen research; the student is expected to meet with the Ph.D. committee on a regular basis with at least two meetings per semester; the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam must be taken on campus; the student has the option of conducting research that is beneficial to the student's professional work; the Defense of Dissertation must take place on campus.