PhD in Biological & Environmental Engineering

Cornell University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Engineering
Program Type: Doctoral Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


For the PhD degree, a student must satisfactorily complete at least six semesters of full-time graduate study (which may include two semesters spend working toward the master's degree). An admission-to-candidacy examination is taken after the student's course work has been completed and prior to the commencement of full-time research. The thesis, which is an outcome of this research, must constitute an imaginative contribution to knowledge. A final examination is taken at the end of the program. The examinations and the thesis are overseen by the student's Special Committee. Students typically take five years to complete the MS /PhD program

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