Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Engineering Science and Mechanics

The Ph.D. program in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is offered to students with an excellent academic background and a capacity for independent research. Doctoral students tailor a highly individualized Program of Study (typically around 50 credit hours of courses beyond the bachelor's degree) to develop expertise in the major area of Engineering Science and Mechanics.  As part of the Program of Study, candidates must complete a Minor Field of Study.  To demonstrate the ability for independent research, the candidate must pass a qualifying examination, a thesis proposal, and a thesis defense.  Candidates are required to complete a doctoral thesis reporting the results of independent research that advances the state-of-the-art in Engineering Science and Mechanics.