College-level Graduate Admission Requirements

We have implemented a new graduate application system called EngineeringCAS (a centralized application service for graduate engineering programs). All graduate engineering applications for the fall 2019 semester and beyond will be submitted using EngineeringCAS.

Graduate Admissions

The doctoral degree requires students to complete 64 hours with a master’s degree, and students without a master’s degree will need to complete the 96-hour degree plan. A doctoral candidate together with his or her graduate committee must develop a degree plan that upon completion will demonstrate mastery of advanced knowledge and skills in the chosen area of emphasis. The chosen area of emphasis can be in any of the five research areas

  • Computational methods development
  • Medical physics, radiation biology and medical physics
  • Nuclear fuel cycles and materials
  • Nuclear power engineering
  • Nuclear security and nonproliferation

View Current Program Requirements

Students must provide justification for listing 1- or 2-hour courses on their doctoral degree plan. Also, undergraduate courses cannot be listed as a part of the degree plan. Students must also pass the department’s qualifying examination to continue in the program as a doctoral candidate. Visit our QE page for more information.

*DISCLAIMER*

These are sample degree plans and may be modified with advisor approval.

Doctorate of Philosophy with Master's Degree (64-hour Degree Plan)

Course Name Credits
NUEN1 and Supporting Course Work2

Strongly Recommended: 8 graduate courses or more

Required: A minimum of 6 graduate courses

Research (NUEN 691)3 Number of credit hours determined by student's graduate committee
Seminar (NUEN 681) Up to 4 hours
Total Credit Hours 64 hrs

Notes:

  1. Nuclear engineering graduate courses that were not included on the student's master's degree plan.
  2. Graduate courses from outside the department and are typically in a science or engineering subject area.
  3. The balance among nuclear engineering courses, supporting course work, and NUEN 691 research hours is to the discretion of the student's graduate committee.

Doctorate of Philosophy without Master's Degree (96-hour Degree Plan)

Course Name Credits
NUEN1 and Supporting Course Work2

Strongly Recommended: 15 graduate courses or more

Required: A minimum of 13 graduate courses

Research (NUEN 691)3 Number of credit hours determined by student's graduate committee
Seminar (NUEN 681) Up to 4 hours
Total Credit Hours 25 hrs

Notes:

  1. Nuclear engineering graduate courses that were not included on the student's master's degree plan.
  2. Graduate courses from outside the department and are typically in a science or engineering subject area.
  3. The balance among nuclear engineering courses, supporting course work, and NUEN 691 research hours is to the discretion of the student's graduate committee.