Formal criteria for admission to the Ph.D. program include:
Master’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited institution or an established foreign institution.
Applicants with only a bachelor’s degree in engineering may also apply. If admitted, B.S. only students must complete an additional 24 credits of graduate coursework to complete the PhD program.
For students applying with either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 on a point scale of 4.0 is required in the most recent engineering degree obtained.
TOEFL or IELTS
TOEFL - Score of at least 90 for international applicants is expected with mandatory ESL course.
IELTS - Score of at least 7.0 for international applicants is expected with mandatory ESL course.
The TOEFL / IELTS examination may be waived by the Associate Dean if there is sufficient proof of the candidate’s ability to speak, comprehend, and write high-quality English. An example of this is if the candidate were successfully working for at least several years in an engineering position.