Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering


Minimum 72 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the baccalaureate degree; minimum 42 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the master’s degree.

  1. Candidates for the degree are required to complete a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate-level course work and a minimum of 18 semester hours of dissertation. Graduate-level course work comprising an earned master’s degree may be included in the minimum course work credit hours for the Ph.D. degree.
  2. Candidates for the degree must present a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on all graduate courses. The minimum acceptable grade for any course is “C.”
  3. All graduate students in the Department of Civil Engineering must successfully complete one semester of CVEG 5100 Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering.

Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to doctoral degrees.