Doctor of Philosophy

The department offers doctoral degrees in both mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering.

  • Both degrees are research-oriented and designed to prepare students for advanced research positions in industry, government labs and university-level academics.
  • The doctorate program requires 60 credit hours beyond the master’s degree, including original research of sufficient quality and importance to merit publication in refereed journals.
  • Both mechanical and nuclear engineering programs offer a straight bachelor’s-to-doctorate option, which requires 90 credit hours.

View course catalog for degree requirements