The College of Engineering & Science offers four interdisciplinary Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. They are:
Biomedical Engineering:The oldest Ph.D. degree on campus, approved by the Board of Regents in 1977.
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, and
- Applied statistics, knowledge discovery.
Engineering: An interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree with five tracks or concentrations:
- Micro and Nanoscale Systems,
- Materials and Infrastructure Systems,
- Engineering Physics,
- Engineering Education, and
- Cyberspace Engineering.
Molecular Sciences 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.
Ph.D. degrees require a minimum of 66 credit hours which include 15 to 18 credit hours of research leading to a dissertation. We invite you to click on the links to learn more about each program.