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School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering program generally takes four years to complete.

Ph.D.

Minimum total credits: 72

In order to satisfy MME requirements, the program must contain:

  1. A minimum of 24 cr hrs of the following graded coursework (at least 12 cr hrs must be taken at WSU):
    • 3 cr hrs of any 500-level math or stat course
    • 12 cr hrs of 500-level ME or MSE courses
    • 3 cr hrs of additional 500-level courses approved by the student’s advisor
    • 6 cr hrs of additional courses approved by the student’s advisor (300-, 400-, or 500-level only) (a maximum of 6 cr hrs can be at the 300- or 400-level)
  2. A minimum of 3 cr hrs of seminar (ME 598 or MATSE 593). Seminar credits taken at the Master’s level cannot be used towards fulfilling the PhD requirement.
  3. A minimum of 20 cr hrs of ME 800