PhD in Engineering

University of Memphis

Program Description

PhD in Engineering

University of Memphis

About Engineering

Since offering its first classes in 1964, Herff College has developed a reputation for excellent instruction. Over 50 dedicated faculty members with outstanding academic and professional credentials comprise the College enabling us to offer a variety of graduate degree programs. Within our five academic departments, we offer graduate degree programs and many exciting activities and services that enrich or smooth the path to an engineering degree.

Two Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in the Herff College of Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, a joint program between UofM and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center; and Engineering, featuring an interdepartmental curriculum with concentrations across the college. Candidates for all degrees must follow a curriculum plan that has been approved at the departmental level and by the Director of Graduate Studies of the College.


What is the curriculum?

Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, participate in the Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering. The Joint Program offers graduate-level coursework leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering.


Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers courses of study that are components of the interdepartmental curriculum leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree. All those cool things you read about, like establishing colonies on the moon and Mars, 3-D printing of biomedical implants or building the next-generation aircraft and automobile engines? They're all happening right here in this department. Build medical devices. Create renewable energy systems—wind and solar. Design and test new aerospace engines and propulsion systems. Get your feet wet testing turbines in the Mississippi River. The possibilities are endless.


Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering will help you dive deep into big-picture thinking. Because around here, "good enough" isn't good enough. We don't want you to reduce pollution, we want you to reduce pollution and improve roadways at the same time. Right now, we're designing structures to withstand natural disasters and save countless lives. This department offers graduate-level courses that act as components to the interdepartmental curriculum for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree. Concentrations include Environmental Engineering, Engineering Seismology, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, and No Concentration.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering puts you on the front lines of the digital revolution. Design devices and develop sustainable energy. Find ways to identify someone more accurately than their fingerprint. We're even working on ways to capture brain waves and revolutionize the way we teach and learn. It's not science fiction. It's real, and it's happening right now. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate-level courses that act as components to the interdepartmental curriculum for the Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering degree. Concentrations include Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and No Concentration.

Research Assistantships and tuition waivers are available to Bioinformatics graduate students on a competitive basis and are renewable annually.


What are the job opportunities in Engineering?

With the various fields and concentrations of Engineering, there are a plethora of job opportunities available to those who have earned a master’s degree in Engineering. There remain instructor and researcher positions available in academic settings, and many companies seek candidates with master’s degrees who are looking to prosper in government and private sectors. With support from the Herff College of Engineering, the Graduate Student Association, and the University’s Career Services office, graduate students will learn about the possibilities for employment that await them long before graduation.


For more information, email engineering@memphis.edu.


Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the University's requirements for admission to the Graduate School.

Specific requirements:

  • Requirements specific to the Herff College of Engineering:
  • An acceptable score on the verbal, qualitative, and analytic portions of the GRE as established by their department or program of study;
  • Three letters of recommendation from three separate evaluators submitted to the University Graduate Admissions office;
  • A competitive score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree with a competitive GPA for the applicant’s bachelor’s degree program.


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