Ph.D. Program

The Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis on Aerospace Engineering degree typically consists of a minimum of 50 hours of coursework beyond the master’s degree, of which at least 20 hours is devoted toward dissertation research. The program of study is determined in consultation with the student’s major professor and committee.

8XXX Coursework at the 8000 level 15 hours
Additional graduate-level coursework 15 hours
Dissertation research/dissertation 20 hours
Total Hours 50

The student must choose a committee consisting of a major professor, who is a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, and a minimum of three other members. At least fifty percent of the committee must be members of the graduate faculty in the Department of Aerospace Engineering.