Oct 15, 2019  
2017-2018 General Catalog 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering, Ph.D.


(PCE)

The PhD program in civil engineering requires passing a qualifying examination. Students entering the program with a bachelor’s degree are required to earn 42 credit hours of approved coursework, 9 credit hours of dissertation credit (CE 9000 ), plus one credit hour of CE 7750 . Students entering the program with the master’s degree are required to earn 18 credit hours of approved coursework plus 1 credit hour for CE 7750 , exclusive of thesis and dissertation credit. In addition to the coursework requirements, students must pass a qualifying examination within one year of enrollment, the general examination, prepare a dissertation, and pass a final examination on the dissertation. Additional curricular requirements include:

  • Some concentrations within Civil Engineering may have core course requirements that must be earned. These can be found on the department graduate program website.
  • At least 50% of the required minimum course credit hours must be at the 7000-level.
  • At least 50% of the required minimum course credit hours must be in Civil Engineering courses.