Ph.D. On Campus


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

36 months
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee provides an in-depth program of coursework through participation in research or design synthesis. 


In the Engineering program from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, your major area of concentration must be in one of the seven engineering areas: Biomedical, Civil, Computer Science, Materials, Industrial, or Mechanical.


The minimum degree requirement is 66 graduate credits beyond the Bachelor’s degree with minimum credit distribution as follows:

  • 21 credits in the major area or concentration
  • 9 credits in an approved minor area
  • 6 credits in mathematics and/or quantitative methods
  • 9 credits of approved electives
  • 3 credit CEAS Graduate Seminar (Ethics and Engineering Communication, xxx700)
  • A minimum of 26 credits, excluding dissertation, must be at the 700 level or higher
  • 18 credits of doctoral thesis
  • A minimum of 33 credits (including thesis) must be completed in the Ph.D. program at UWM.

Programme Structure

  • A maximum of 33 credits may be considered for transfer from prior graduate work, including a Master’s degree earned at UWM or elsewhere provided the course work taken falls within the appropriate areas and has earned a grade of “B” or better.
  • Students entering the program without an applicable Master’s degree are limited to a maximum transfer of 9 credits for courses taken elsewhere.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or computer science, depending on choice of program.
  • If you have BS or MS degrees outside of engineering or computer science, you may be admitted with no more than two program-defined course deficiencies.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the highest degree granted based on a 4.0 scale.
  • A brief statement describing your professional goals (SoP) and two letters of reference.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all international and domestic applicants.
  • International students require proof of English language proficiency. Complete information is available at the UWM Center for International Education

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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