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Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.

Students in the field of engineering technology receive an education that draws on the distinct fields of both engineering and technology. Engineering technologists use engineering design principles in technological applications to develop technology that can be used to solve practical problems.

The USA remains the world’s most popular destination for international students. Universities in the US dominate the world rankings and the country also offers a wide variety of exciting study locations. State university systems are partially subsidized by state governments, and may have many campuses spread around the state, with hundreds of thousands of students.

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PhD in Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. Engineering Ph.D. Program overview The doctorate program in engineering prepares the next generation of engineering leaders to tackle some of the most daunting and complex problems facing our society. The program's goal is to produce engineering graduates who are subject matter experts in a knowledge domain within an engineering discipline and who can compete successfully with those who have earned discipline-specific doctorates in engineering. Instead of restricting graduates to individual engineering fields (e.g., chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical, etc.) the program provides students with the flexibility to become subject matter experts and engineering innovators in an open-architecture environment, fostering intellectual growth along both interdisciplinary pathways and within the bounds of conventional engineering disciplines. With this approach, the program develops world-class researchers who can capitalize on the most promising discoveries and innovations, regardless of their origin within the engineering field, to develop interdisciplinary solutions for real-world challenges. The Ph.D. in engineering requires each student to address fundamental technical problems of national and global importance for the 21st Century. Four key industries–health care, communications, energy, and transportation–are addressed specifically. These industries impact every individual on the planet and are the focus areas doctoral candidates and faculty will contribute to through study and research. Curriculum The curriculum for the doctorate in engineering provides disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, research mentorship, and engineering focus area seminars. Students are expected to have a disciplinary-rooted technical strength to conduct and complete independent, original, and novel collaborative interdisciplinary... [-]

PhD in Imaging Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. [+]

The doctor of philosophy degree in imaging science signifies high achievement in scholarship and independent investigation in the diverse aspects of imaging science. Candidates for the doctoral degree must demonstrate proficiency by:

Successfully completing course work, including a core curriculum, as defined by the student’s plan of study; Passing a series of examinations; and Completing an acceptable dissertation under supervision of the student’s research adviser and dissertation committee.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program in imaging science, candidates must: Hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, or one of the natural sciences. (Because imaging science encompasses a wide variety of scientific disciplines, students with diverse backgrounds are accepted into the program. Exceptional students from other fields may be accepted.) Have completed courses in calculus, university physics (one year), modern physics, and a computer language. Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Submit official transcripts from all previous course work. Submit two letters of recommendation from individuals well-qualified to judge their abilities for graduate study. Submit an application for graduate study. ... [-]

PhD in Information and Technology

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time Open Enrollment USA Hell's Kitchen

The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. The goal of the PhD programme is to prepare the next generation of leading researchers. The PhD is a programme of independent, self-directed academic research degree, supported by a team of supervisors that makes an original contribution to knowledge written up in a publishable dissertation. The PhD programme also supports the development of research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher in any setting. The essential requirement of a PhD is the creation of new knowledge. Being a researcher means developing new ideas and improving understanding through the creation of new knowledge. Your research will inevitably build to some degree on the work and ideas of others, but as a research student you are expected to make an original contribution to knowledge in your discipline. Each PhD student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a “viva voce” (spoken) examination. The viva voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer workshops and mock examinations to help our research students prepare and almost all research students who reach this stage go on to successfully complete their degree. Students can engage in research in one of the following fields of study: Marketing Management Information and Technology Education Business Administration Accounting and Finance Programme Outline Core Units UU-PhD-801 Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods UU-PhD-802 Current Issues in Management UU-PhD-803 Leadership UU-PhD-820 Web-based Information... [-]

Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM)

Keck Graduate Institute
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 36 months January 2018 USA Claremont + 1 more

The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. [+]

The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) is a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. This accredited masters degree helps PhD scientists and engineers acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures that are intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories. The program curriculum focuses on the unique business environment within the life sciences. Courses combine traditional training in issues such as competitive strategy and marketing with specialized topics such as the role of regulation and medical reimbursement in determining the viability of life science market opportunities. The program also includes courses in accounting, finance, and organizational behavior that will help scientists and engineers understand how bioscience companies are managed. These skills are often essential in enabling effective teamwork between the technical and business employees of life science companies. Program students interested in launching their own business have the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses in entrepreneurship. These offerings include courses focused on building and managing entrepreneurial organizations, as well as an applied course in which teams of students develop business plans for emerging life science companies. Postdoctoral students in this program participate in KGI's capstone Team Masters Project on teams of 3-5 students working on industry-sponsored projects in addition to the coursework of the nine-month program. KGI's strong corporate network provides graduates with a unique bridge from academia to the life sciences industry. This networking begins upon enrollment in the... [-]

PhD in Microsystems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Rochester

This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. [+]

Ph. D. in Microsystems Engineering

 

RIT offers a unique program leading to a doctorate degree in microsystems engineering. This multidisciplinary program builds on the fundamentals of traditional engineering and science combined with curriculum and research activities addressing the numerous technical challenges of micro- and nano-systems. These include the manipulation of electrical, photonic, optical, mechanical, chemical, and biological functionality to process, sense, and interface with the world at a nanometer scale. The goal of the program is to provide a foundation to explore future technology through research in nano-engineering, design methods, and technologies and their integration into micro- and nano-scaled systems. Some of the program’s areas of exploration include the following:... [-]


PhD in Engineering Management

Western New England University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2018 USA Springfield + 1 more

In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. [+]

The industry leaders of tomorrow must earn their credentials today. Enroll in Western New England University’s PhD in Engineering Management and prepare to take your place at the top of your organization. In this full- or part-time program, you will learn the technical depth and gain the breadth of knowledge to become a successful researcher, practitioner, or educator in the management of engineering and technology. You will develop the skills needed to conduct rigorous research in areas related to the improvement, design, and management of projects and programs within complex human/technological systems, including engineering, healthcare, service, and logistical/transportation systems. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after January 15. Entry points: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Admissions Requirements Candidates for the PhD in Engineering Management should possess a master’s or bachelor’s degree in engineering or closely related discipline. A cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 (4.0 scale) will be required for admission. A GRE score from the last five years, with a combined verbal and quantitative score of at least an 1100 will be required for consideration. GRE revised test conversion chart. Candidates below established GPA and GRE requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Candidates whose primary language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Additional admission requirements include the following: 1) Evidence of completion of a probability and statistics course with a grade of at least a “C” 2) Competence in at least one structured programming language (C++, FORTRAN, Visual BASIC, etc.)... [-]

PhD in Computer Science

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 7 years September 2018 USA Potsdam + 1 more

The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science. The program is designed to increase the student’s fundamental knowledge and to give the student guidance and experience in research. A graduate student pursues these objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in seminars, and carrying out and reporting on research projects. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. The Department of Computer Science offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.  The program is designed to increase the student’s fundamental knowledge and to give the student guidance and experience in research. A graduate student pursues these objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in seminars, and carrying out and reporting on research projects. The department provides the advantage of close personal association between graduate students and faculty, giving special attention to individual needs and interests. PhD Curriculum
 The Ph.D. degree in Computer Science may be completed in a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years of post-undergraduate study. The basic degree requirements include completion of 90 credit hours including a minimum of 36 credits of course work, a minimum of six credit hours in research seminars, and an original doctorate thesis research project submitted as a written dissertation defended orally and approved by a committee of five Ph.D. faculty members, at least four of whom are members of the Clarkson faculty. Specific Course Requirements: Four required core graduate courses of 3 credits each (CS 541 Theory, CS 547 (Theory), CS 544 (Systems) and CS 545 (Languages)), one 3-credit course in each of four breadth areas (Theory and Algorithms, Computer Systems and Networks, Languages and Software Development, Artificial Intelligence and Applications) and four 3-credit research-oriented 600-level CS courses, six semesters of Computer Science Seminar (6 credits), and thesis research (1-10 credits per semester). A minimum of two... [-]

PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Potsdam

Admission Requirements A MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. [+]

Admission Requirements A MS degree from a program in Civil and Environmental Engineering or other engineering discipline is required for admission. Applicants with both BS and MS degrees in disciplines other than engineering may be required to demonstrate proficiency through additional undergraduate coursework as determined by the departmental Graduate Committee. This may comprise an additional semester of study for which graduate credit cannot be granted. No minimum grade point average is required for admission. However, a superior record of academic achievement is expected of all applicants. The following are minimum requirements: 90 credit hours beyond the B.S. 39 credit hours of coursework 15 credit hours in the major field Nine credit hours in the minor field Six credit hours from a department other than the one in which the student is housed (Courses double-listed in CE and another department do not count in these six credit hours.) A maximum of 30 credit hours transfer credit (grade of B or better). All work must be completed within seven years after the candidacy procedure is completed. All students must pass a group of core courses in one of the following specialty areas: Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources Engineering. * Self-paying students may receive a tuition scholarship for up to 40% of the tuition for which the student has registered. The Graduate School, upon recommendation by the Department, provides this scholarship. Full-time Ph.D. students may receive four credits of support for three semesters. These merit awards require up to six hours... [-]

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Clarkson University Graduate School
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Potsdam

At the graduate level, the Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers programs of study leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in electrical and computer engineering. Clarkson University also offers an off-campus PhD option designed to assist qualified non-resident candidates to matriculate at Clarkson University as doctoral degree candidates. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. Our Program At the graduate level, the Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers programs of study leading to the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in electrical and computer engineering. Clarkson University also offers an off-campus PhD option designed to assist qualified non-resident candidates to matriculate at Clarkson University as doctoral degree candidates. Curriculum Degree Requirements A minimum of 90 credit hours (beyond B.S.) corresponding to a minimum of three academic years of full-time study, two of which must be in residence at Clarkson. A master’s degree may be accepted in lieu of a maximum of 30 credit hours. A minimum of 6 credit hours of seminar work. Minimum coursework: 39 credit hours total, 9 credit hours in a minor field, 6 credit hours outside the department, and 9 credit hours taken in residence at Clarkson. At least 21 hours of the coursework should be done with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. A dissertation must be submitted and defended orally before a committee of five faculty members with at least one committee member being from outside the department of the thesis advisor. Admission Requirements For programs in Engineering, all PhD applicants need to show proof they have received a Master’s degree or are currently in a Master’s program before they can be admitted into a PhD program, with the exception of the Materials Science & Engineering program. A complete application file consists of the following items: Application Form Resume and Statement... [-]

PhD in Materials Science at Montana State University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus September 2018 USA Louisville

The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. [+]

The Montana University System announces an exciting new collaborative program offering Montana’s first Ph.D. in Materials Science. The program includes the departments, faculty, courses and research infrastructure of the campuses of the University of Montana, Montana State University and Montana Tech. Research specialties are focused in four areas: Biomaterials Electronic, photonic and magnetic materials Materials for energy storage, conversion and conservation Materials synthesis, processing and fabrication The curriculum integrates a broad range of physical science and engineering disciplines with an even broader range of applications, from health and medicine to nanotechnology to energy, environment and natural resources. Application Deadlines Review of applications begins in January and continues until all slots are full. Priority is given to early applicants. Required Tests The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the Materials Science Program. Theses scores must be received directly from ETS. The institution code for Montana State University is 4488. International Applicants English proficiency scores with the following minimums: TOEFL (80), IELTS (level 6.5), or PTE (54), are required for applicants who are not U.S. citizens and are not from countries where English is the official language. This requirement is waived if the applicant has earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution in the U.S. or if the student is from a country where the English proficiency score is waived. Please see our International application process page for a list of countries where the english proficiency score is waived as well as more information on applying as an International... [-]

PhD in Information Studies

University of Maryland, College of Information Studies
Campus Full time 4 years Open Enrollment USA College Park

The PhD program at Maryland's iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. The PhD program at Maryland's iSchool offers an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching provided by faculty at this leading public research university. Small classes and wide-ranging research projects enable you to work closely with faculty mentors to gain experience in identifying knowledge gaps, investigating both theoretical and practical solutions, evaluating results, and creating and disseminating new knowledge. A range of required research courses, two foundational doctoral seminars, and electives chosen by the students and their faculty mentors provide both the structure necessary for individuals to become successful researchers and the flexibility that allows them to pursue the research areas about which they are most passionate. We are looking for creative and forward-thinking individuals to take part in a transformative PhD experience. Successful candidates will gain knowledge of the foundations of the field of information studies, as well as a mastery of research methods and design. While gaining expertise of research in a specialized content area, you will also achieve proficiency in synthesizing and applying knowledge from a variety of areas. Maryland’s iSchool is at the center of groundbreaking research in the fast-moving field of information studies. With a multidisciplinary faculty studying such diverse topics as online communities, information systems, information policy, human-computer interaction, and digital cultural heritage, the iSchool cultivates doctoral students from a wide range of backgrounds. The PhD program offered at the iSchool provides students with training in interdisciplinary theory, research, and pedagogy as preparation for original... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Burlington

The PhD in Computer Science program is administered by the Graduate College. The Department of Computer Science has set up the policies and requirements for its PhD program on the basis of the policies and requirements of all PhD programs administered by the Graduate College. This document should answer most of the common questions about the PhD in Computer Science Program. However, all readers are encouraged to... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science The PhD in Computer Science program is administered by the Graduate College. The Department of Computer Science has set up the policies and requirements for its PhD program on the basis of the policies and requirements of all PhD programs administered by the Graduate College. This document should answer most of the common questions about the PhD in Computer Science Program. However, all readers are encouraged to consult with the Graduate Committee of the Computer Science Department as well as the Graduate College for further information. Uniqueness of Our PhD Program Doctoral programs are fundamentally different from Bachelor's or Master's degree programs. Like other programs, doctoral students gain a base level of knowledge through course work. The difference, however, comes with research. Whereas a Bachelor's or Master's student may undertake a research project, it merely provides a complement to the course work and is clearly guided by a faculty advisor. Doctoral research is the focus of a doctoral student's studies. Doctoral research is much more self-guided and exploratory than research done in the other programs. Future employers typically select doctoral students on the quality and originality of their thesis research, not their grades in course work. Reflecting this focus, the bulk of time and effort during a student's doctoral studies is spent on thesis research. In the last thirty-plus years, computer science has developed into a rich academic discipline. But computers and computation also play a key role in many research disciplines, including... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years Open Enrollment USA Burlington

We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree that addresses modern topics in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics, and mechanical engineering, through advanced courses and research, build on a distinguished faculty recognized nationally and internationally. [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Mechanical Engineering We offer a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree in mechanical engineering for qualified students. The main asset of the UVM mechanical engineering graduate program is the human factor that is our dedicated faculty and staff, and motivated students. Curriculum We continuously update our curriculum to address modern topics in mechanical engineering, and to offer a breadth of courses in experimental, computational and theoretical mechanics. Most of our graduate students are full-time and actively engaged in research projects with one or two faculty mentors who will be dedicated to your success. The size of the program also enables you to have close interactions with the rest of the faculty, and to regularly participate in the life of the program via graduate student seminars and invited speaker presentations. Graduate We actively seek to admit a diverse group of students in mechanical engineering to address the contemporary challenges of our Society. To date, our graduates have achieved successful careers in academia as distinguished professors, in industry as engineers and entrepreneurs, and in government positions as program directors for national funding agencies or scientists at national laboratories. Faculty and Research The success of our graduate program is build on a distinguished faculty whose research is recognized nationally and internationally through innovation, dissemination of knowledge in high-impact journals, and research awards. Recently, our faculty has won major awards from Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, and the National Science... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Burlington

The Ph.D. Program provides an outstanding education in a small focused setting. The doctoral program focuses primarily on the environmental area, and computational modeling and information technology applications in civil engineering... [+]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil and Environmental Engineering Welcome to the University of Vermont Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Graduate Program website! At UVM, our graduate students work closely with outstanding faculty who are research active in many areas of the broad discipline of Civil and Environmental Engineering, including: Airborne Particle Characterization & Processes (Holmén) Chemical fate and transport (Holmén) Civil infrastructure materials and modeling (Dewoolkar, Hernandez) Contaminant Hydrology (Pinder, Rizzo) Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental engineering (Dewoolkar, Ghazanfari) Groundwater modeling (Pinder, Rizzo) Hydrology (Bomblies, Pinder, Rizzo) Natural and Engineering Systems Modeling (Rizzo) Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (Dewoolkar and Hernandez) Structural Health Monitoring and Diagnostics (Hernandez) Wireless sensor networks for health monitoring of subsurface geo-systems (Ghazanfari) Sustainable transportation systems (Aultman-Hall, Holmén, Lee) Sustainable energy infrastructure (Tan, Ghazanfari) Geo-energy systems (Ghazanfari) Heritage structure conservation (Dewoolkar, Tan) You can read more about individual faculty on their individual webpages using the Faculty link in the Program Links right-hand sidebar. All of us are very approachable, so do not hesitate to contact us via email to inquire about our research activities and openings for new students in our research groups. Nearly all of our ~ 30 graduate students are full-time students and fully supported by either faculty research grants or teaching assistantships. Students may also pursue the non-thesis option without financial support. CEE is a broad field and a number of our graduate students work collaboratively with other UVM faculty in, to name a few, the School of Natural Resources, College of Medicine, Geology,... [-]

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Burlington

The Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation, while also expanding your career options. UVM offers an M.S. degree with research, project, or course-work options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented... [+]

Best Doctors of Philosophy in Engineering Studies in USA 2017/2018. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Electrical Engineering From the power grid to smart phones, electrical engineers design the technologies that make modern life possible. The Electrical Engineering (EE) graduate program at UVM offers you the chance to contribute to EE innovation, while also expanding your career options. UVM offers an M.S. degree with research, project, or course-work options, an accelerated M.S. degree track for qualified undergraduate students as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. UVM has outstanding EE faculty, who work closely with talented students in the classroom, laboratory, and in research addressing global issues and technological challenges. Opportunities also exists for collaborative research projects with industry partners and national research laboratories. The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding opportunities are available for top students interested in pursuing research, including Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA’s) and Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA’s). We normally receive many more applications than we are able to accept and fund therefore it is strongly recommended that you submit your application by February 1, 2015 to obtain full consideration for Fall admission and funding. We look forward to welcoming you to UVM as a member of our outstanding graduate program of dedicated faculty and staff and highly motivated students. Admissions Requirements The major EE research areas include power/energy systems, wireless communications, electromagnetics, signal processing, materials and devices, microelectronics, and control systems. Funding... [-]