PhD in Environmental Engineering
The Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering requires 24 hours of course work beyond the Masters Degree. The student first registers as a post MS student until they pass the Comprehensive Screening Exam, they are then PhD students. Once the student passes the Candidacy Exam, they are considered PhD Candidates. During the period of study, the students are expected to carry out original research, which must be written up in a dissertation and defended before a committee. Generally, PhD students are offered financial aid in the form of teaching and/or research assistantship. Financial support includes medical insurance and qualifies the student for the lower, Texas-Resident Tuition. A tuition scholarship may also be awarded that covers up to nine hours of tuition per semester.