PhD Engineering - MAE: Program Information

The PhD degree is awarded to students who have satisfied the requirements of the program, who have submitted an acceptable dissertation, and who have passed all prescribed examinations. Students entering with a master's degree must:

  • Complete 24 semester hours of course work (at least 15 semester hours must be MAE courses and at most 9 may be independent study courses).
  • Courses cross-listed at the 5000/6000 level are to be taken at the 6000 level.
  • All course work must be numbered 5000 and above if MAE, or 500(0) and above if non-MAE.
  • A minimum of 30 semester hours of dissertation research is required.
  • A maximum of 9 credits hours may be transferred to the Ph.D. program. This limit includes course taken at UCCS as a non-degree student and a minimum grade of B- must be attained.
  • For students admitted provisionally, provisional requirements must be completed prior to beginning graduate course work.
  • An overall graduate GPA of at least 3.0 is required in order to graduate.
  • A minimum grade of B- is required in each course.
  • The student must pass the Qualifying Examination, the Comprehensive Examination, and final Defense of the Dissertation.


For application information: How To Apply

For additional information, please contact the MAE Department.