The course requirements are outlined on the following page: Program Info
Duration of Program
The completion of the Ph.D. degree must be accomplished in seven years. An extension to this time limit will be considered if requested.
The dissertation is a written, polished document reporting the results of the student’s investigation into an original area of research. At least 30 semester hours of dissertation credit are required. All Ph.D. dissertations must be written according to a departmentally approved format and enclosed in the department report cover. Each will be assigned a department report number.
Final Oral Defense of the Dissertation
The final oral defense of the dissertation occurs at the completion of the dissertation after the first and second readers have approved its contents. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend. A successful candidate must receive the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Dissertation Committee. The examination may be attempted at most twice.
For additional information, please contact the MAE Department.