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The Texas A&M University Department of Ocean Engineering offers a Doctor of Philosophy in ocean engineering and is a participant in the Doctor of Engineering Program.

The prerequisite for the Ocean Engineering Graduate Program is that a candidate have a bachelor’s degree in an engineering  or closely related discipline. Student-specific prerequisites may also be imposed by the departmental academic advisor for students with a weaker background in the basics of ocean engineering (such as dynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanics of materials).

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How to Apply

Students are formally admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program after passing a written and oral General Exam to be taken at the end of the first semester of Ph.D. studies. The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 64 credit hours beyond the master’s degree and a dissertation. At least 30 hours of the specific coursework of each student are to be determined in consultation with each student's Ph.D committee and is subject to approval by the departmental graduate advisor.