The oldest Ph.D. degree on campus, approved by the Board of Regents in 1977. It is an interdisciplinary field that joins together biology, medicine, engineering, and science to accomplish health-related goals. The program is available as an option to applicants from varied backgrounds, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biological sciences, and medicine. The core curriculum consists of 15 hours of biomedical engineering courses, 3 credit hours of statistics, and 30 credit hours of electives.
Computational Analysis and Modeling
An interdisciplinary Ph.D. with participation from multiple colleges. The core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours of applied mathematics or statistics, 9 credit hours of computer science, and 9 credit hours of a third discipline. Formally defined tracks or concentrations available are:
- High Performance Computing, High Availability Computing
- Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Data Warehousing
- Cyberspace, Network Science, Information Assurance
- Computation, Simulation, Modeling
- Applied Statistics, Knowledge Discovery
The Ph.D. in Engineering is an interdisciplinary degree with a strong research emphasis, preparing graduates for academic and industry careers. Currently, five concentrations are available within the program:
- Micro and Nanoscale Systems
- Materials and Infrastructure Systems
- Engineering Physics
- Engineering Education
- Cyberspace Engineering
The core curriculum consists of 9 credit hours of general core courses that include statistics, mathematics, and engineering problems. In addition to the general core courses, a student is expected to complete 9-18 credit hours of core courses in their chosen discipline and 12-21 credit hours of electives.
Molecular Science and Nanotechnology
A Ph.D. degree jointly offered by the College of Engineering and Science and College of Applied and Natural Sciences with participation from faculty in biological sciences, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics, mechanical engineering, and physics. The curriculum requires a minimum of 66 credit hours which include 15 to 18 credit hours of research leading to a dissertation.