PhD in Environmental Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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


This research degree includes the preparation of a dissertation that carefully documents the original contribution of the student’s research. The Ph.D. program consists of a total of 72 credit hours beyond the Bachelors degree. This includes a maximum of 30 credit hours for the dissertation and a minimum of 42 course credit hours. If the student holds a Masters degree, 24 course credit hours can be applied towards the 42 course credit hours requirement. In addition to the examination processes required of all Rensselaer doctoral students, civil engineering and environmental engineering students working toward this degree must pass a qualifying examination.

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