Ph.D. On Campus

Nuclear Engineering

The Ohio State University

40605 USD/year
37396 USD/year
12679 USD/year
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The nuclear engineering graduate program at Ohio State is designed to prepare students for successful careers in a variety of specialty areas associated with the application of radiation, radioactive materials and nuclear fission.  The Nuclear Engineering programme is offered by The Ohio State University. 



Our program is housed within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and located in Scott Lab, a building with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. Our research is further strengthened by the presence of Ohio State's Nuclear Reactor Lab (OSU-NRL). The Nuclear Engineering programme is offered by The Ohio State University. 

Our graduates work for a variety of organizations, including research laboratories, design organizations, nuclear power plants, academic institutions and regulatory organizations. Students work side-by-side with faculty on projects for research sponsors such as the Department of Energy, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NASA, DOE national laboratories, nuclear power plants and others.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Partial Differential Equations for Science and Engineering
  • Radiation Protection and Shielding
  • Nuclear Radiations and Their Measurements
  • Nuclear Reactor Systems and Analysis
  • Reactor Theory
  • Nuclear Reactor Dynamics
  • Reactor Dynamics Laboratory
  • Nuclear Engineering Design

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Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The equivalent of a four-year bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale or equivalent) for the last bachelor's or advanced degree earned.
  • Transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work.
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40605 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 40605 USD per year
  • National

    37396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37396 USD per year
  • In-State

    12679 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12679 USD per year

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
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