Typical Course Work Leading to the Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering

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Semester Course No. Credits Course Title
Fall I UG/GRAD 6-9 Course work in environmental engineering or related subject
CIVE 6X98 2-5 Post M.S. research
CIVE 6111 1 Seminar
Spring I UG/GRAD 6-9 Course work in environmental engineering or related subject
CIVE 6X98 2-5 Post M.S. research
CIVE 6X98 1 Seminar
Ph.D. Qualifying Exam taken here or at the end of a later semester when student is prepared, but no later than 2 years after entrance. After this exam, the student is officially a Ph.D. student and can register for Ph.D. research hours.
Summer I CIVE 8X98 6 Doctoral Research
Fall II UG/GRAD 6 Course work in environmental engineering or related subject
CIVE 8X98 3 Doctoral Research
Spring II UG/GRAD 6 Course work in environmental engineering or related subject
CIVE 8X98 3 Doctoral Research
Ph.D. Candidacy Exam (Research Proposal Defense) taken here or when the student has done sufficient preliminary research and is prepared.
Summer II CIVE 8X98 3 Doctoral Research
CIVE 8X99 3 Doctoral Dissertation
Fall III CIVE 8X98 3 Doctoral Research
CIVE 8X99 3 Doctoral Dissertation
Continue taking 9 hours of research and dissertation in the spring and fall and 6 hours of research and dissertation in the summer until the dissertation is complete and the following conditions have been met.
  1. A minimum of 24 credit hours of non-research course work (excluding seminar) must be taken beyond the M.S. degree. A maximum of 12 credit hours of undergraduate courses at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level may be taken for graduate credit. (Graduate credit may not be obtained for 3000 level engineering courses.) If these undergraduate courses are prerequisites to required graduate level work, they will be considered leveling courses and will not count toward the 24 credit requirement. Ph.D. students with non-environmental engineering M.S. degrees will concentrate on the environmental engineering courses offered while M.S. environmental engineers will emphasize course work outside the program.
  2. All Ph.D. students must take a minimum of 24 hours of doctoral research (8X98 courses) and 12 hours of doctoral dissertation (8X99 courses). "X" is the number of credits in any 8X98 or 8X99 course.

* Once Doctoral Dissertation credits are registered, enrollment in the University must be continuous until graduation.