May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 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 a designated academic officer in the Lyle School of Engineering Dean’s Office, 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 or tenure-track member of the Lyle Engineering faculty to serve as dissertation adviser and dissertation committee chair, submit a tentative supervisory committee form with five members at least four of which must be tenured track Lyle faculty including the dissertation adviser, and submit a research proposal.