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2013-2014 General Catalog (Spring 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Biological Engineering - PhD


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College of Engineering

Department of Biological Engineering

Students who have completed an MS with a thesis (Plan A or equivalent) in an engineering discipline are eligible to apply for admission to a PhD program. Admission will be based on the students’ prior academic records and, if they are graduates of USU, the recommendations of their graduate committees. It is assumed that students are adequately prepared in mathematics and engineering design courses to compete at the PhD level. If such is not the case, a program of courses to make up the deficiency will be required.

In addition to any prescribed review courses and seminars, the minimum requirements for a PhD program include 36 credits of approved graduate courses beyond a master’s degree, satisfactory completion of comprehensive examinations or submission of an approved manuscript to a refereed archival journal, and the writing of a dissertation based on an original research project. The degree requirements beyond a master’s degree can be met by taking courses in engineering design, synthesis, and systems; mathematics; and related sciences.

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