Ph.D. On Campus


University of Georgia

48 months
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The PhD in Engineering at University of Georgia provides maximum flexibility for students and faculty to address 21st century engineering problems. Emphasis Areas within the Ph.D. in Engineering degree enable students to focus in either a specific disciplinary specialty or interdisciplinary area. 


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) students initiate and drive cutting-edge research that with supporting studies, position them to be new leaders in the advancement of their field and for success in a range of careers in industry, government or academe.  

Candidates for the Ph.D. Engineering degree at University of Georgia are expected to synthesize and create new knowledge, make original and substantial contributions to their discipline, and demonstrate mastery of knowledge. 

Key Features 

  • Requirements for the Ph.D. in Engineering, its Emphasis Area programs and all named disciplinary Ph.D. degree programs in the College include a minimum of 72 credit hours in the student’s program of study beyond the B.S. degree.

Programme Structure

  • All coursework is selected in coordination with the student’s Faculty Advisor and approved by the student’s Advisory Committee on the Program of Study. Each student must pass a formal comprehensive written and oral examinations before being admitted to candidacy.
  • Proposal and defense of a dissertation of original research showing independent thinking, scholarly ability, and technical mastery of a field of study is required.

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  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Completion of a B.S. and M.S. (for Ph.D. applicants) with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program or program in a related field.  
  • The average undergraduate GPA and graduate GPA of recent accepted students is 3.4 and 3.6, respectively. Average Quantitative GRE scores of recent accepted students range near the 80th percentile.  
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are not more than two years old.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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