The PhD in Engineering (Environmental) is a research-intensive, nondepartmental degree designed for the pursuit of advanced, interdisciplinary studies in environmental engineering. The discipline of environmental engineering, as defined by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, is “the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature’s beneficial ecosystems, and for the environment-related enhancement of the quality of human life.” This definition informs the graduate program in environmental engineering at Michigan Tech.
To complete a doctoral degree, students must complete the following milestones:
- Complete all coursework and research credits (see credit requirements below)
- Pass Qualifying Examination
- Pass Research Proposal Examination
- Prepare and Submit Approved Dissertation
- Pass Final Oral Defense
The minimum credit requirements are as follows:
Individual programs may have higher standards and students are expected to know their program's requirements. See the Doctor of Philosophy Requirements website for more information about PhD milestones and related timelines.
A detailed explanation of degree requirements can be found on the Graduate School's Doctor of Philosophy requirements page.