May 30, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Science, Ph.D.

A Ph.D. degree in the Lyle School of Engineering may be pursued in areas that do not belong strictly to any one department but nevertheless are of interest to some faculty members of the school. In such cases, the composition of the supervisory committee will be made flexible in order to allow for the interdisciplinary nature of the program, with the single restriction that at least three of the five members of the supervisory committee are tenured or tenure-track faculty members in the Lyle School of Engineering. The major area of this degree will be designated as applied science. Admission to and oversight of program is at the discretion of the associate dean for academic affairs of the Lyle School of Engineering, who also serves as department chair.

Applicants to the program must meet all requirements for admission stated in the general admission requirements section for Doctor of Philosophy Degrees section of this catalog. Additionally, all applicants must secure the approval of a tenured track member of the Lyle Engineering faculty to serve as dissertation adviser and dissertation committee chair, submit a tentative supervisory committee form with 5 members at least 4 of which must be tenured track Lyle faculty including the dissertation adviser, and submit a research proposal.