The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering and Applied Sciences (EAS) is designed to provide a flexible vehicle to tackle new and emerging areas of research that cut across multiple disciplines or are of interest to and within the expertise of the College faculty. This program, however, is not intended to replace any of the existing PhD programs. The program requires the selection of a PhD champion before admission is granted. The role of the champion is to oversee the process from admissions to graduation to ensure compliance with all program requirements. This early intervention will serve to strengthen the student’s program and reduce the time to graduation. The champion will provide guidance to the student throughout the program and will serve as the chair of the dissertation committee.
A doctoral dissertation committee shall be appointed for each student during the first year of enrollment. The purpose of the dissertation committee is:
1. Develop, with the student, the program of study for the intended specialty field under the PhD in EAS program;
2. Design and administer the required PhD examinations;
3. Provide the technical guidance to the student during the dissertation portion of the doctoral program.
The doctoral dissertation committee shall consist of at least three CEAS full members of the graduate faculty, including the chair of the PhD committee. Additional members of the committee must be either full members or associate members of the graduate faculty.
Please click here for the appropriate College of Engineering and Applies Science Department and Faculty Champion for further information.