Civil Engineering, PhD (Joint with UAB)

The CEE Department offers a PhD program (jointly with UAB) in Civil Engineering.

The following table is an outline of the program of study requirements.  Students should consult their dissertation advisor and supervisory committee to develop their program of study.

Program of Study

Students entering the joint PhD degree program with a baccalaureate degree and without a master's degree must complete the following graduate coursework:

Engineering Major 1
Select a minimum of 27 semester hours of graduate coursework in a major area27
First Minor 1
Select 9 semester hours of graduate coursework in an approved engineering area of specialization9
Second Minor 1
Select 6 semester hours of graduate coursework in mathematics and/or Graduate Engineering Analysis6
Additional courses
Select 6 additional semester hours of graduate coursework in the major, first or second minors6
Doctoral Dissertation 2
24 hours of CE 799 - Doctoral Dissertation24
Total Semester Hours72
1

Students entering the joint PhD program after completing their master's degree must complete 24 semester hours of coursework beyond the coursework required for their master's degree. The combined coursework completed in the master's and doctoral programs of study must satisfy the semester hour requirements for the major and minor areas specified above. 

2

24 semester hours of CE 799 must be completed for those who entered the program with a master's degree without a thesis. 18 semester hours of CE 799 must be completed for those who entered the program with a thesis.