Engineering Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Complete either a B.S. or M.S. degree in engineering.
  • Complete a master’s degree in engineering or a closely related field.
  • Submit GRE scores.

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Minimum Requirements for Engineering Doctorate Degree: 36 credits

Concentrations: Arctic, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Engineering Management, Environmental, Geological, Mechanical, Mining,  Petroleum

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements. 118
Engineering Program Requirements
Complete at least 18 credits of coursework beyond the M.S. degree.18
Complete at least three full-time semesters of residency, which may include a summer semester. 2
Complete and pass a written and oral comprehensive examination.
Complete and submit a written thesis proposal for approval.
Complete a research program as arranged with the graduate advisory committee.
Complete a thesis that is a substantial contribution to the body of knowledge in engineering and pass an oral defense of the thesis.
Total Credits36

Requires 18 thesis credits.


Residency is defined as living in the Fairbanks area and working with the student’s graduate advisor and graduate committee while taking courses at UAF.