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Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
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. This PhD in Engineering is offered by The University of Georgia.
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Overview

  • A student accepted to enter the Ph.D. program directly from the B.S must meet the above requirements, a minimum of 29 doctoral research hours, and all other specific requirements for their chosen Ph.D. program and emphasis area. Additional coursework beyond the minimums above will be required by the direct Ph.D. student’s advisory committee consistent with the student’s background from their B.S. and the student’s chosen doctoral path. The program of study for a B.S. student who bypasses the M.S. degree must contain 4 semester hours of University of Georgia courses open only to graduate students in addition to 16 semester hours of 8000 and 9000 level courses. Doctoral research (9000), doctoral project (9010), independent study courses, and dissertation writing (9300) may not be counted in these 20 hours.
  • 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.
  • Completion of the Ph.D. requirements for all programs in the College of Engineering fulfill all requirements of the University of Georgia Graduate School. No grade below C will be accepted in the program of study. To be eligible for graduation, a student must maintain a 3.0 (B) average on the graduate transcript and a 3.0 (B) average in the program of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a B.S. and M.S. with minimum GPA of 3.00 (out of 4.00) from an ABET accredited program or program in a related field
  • Official undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts
  • Additional requirements may be applicable for admission to discipline-specific MS and and Ph.D Emphasis Areas offered through the College’s schools.
  • Exceptional and highly motivated students with a B.S. degree who have not completed an M.S. degree may apply for direct admission to a Ph.D. program provided they have demonstrated research experience. The student’s desire and suitability to enter a Ph.D. program should be clearly articulated in their statement of purpose and in accompanying letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1029 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 363 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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