In this program, students with a strong science and engineering background conduct research and coursework in one of three areas of concentration: Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Structures and Materials, and Dynamics and Control.
The Ph.D. in Aviation will allow students to pursue interests in aviation in a diverse, intellectually versatile, and multidisciplinary environment and to affect a global impact on the aviation industry and discipline. It is the world's only Ph.D. in Aviation and may be completed in as little as three years.
The objective of this program is to provide advanced education and research opportunities to exceptional students by providing a research environment that fosters collaboration, creative thinking, and publishing of findings in nationally recognized journals. Areas of research emphasis will build upon existing research in the Department of Physical Sciences.
This Ph.D. program equips students with advanced knowledge, skills, and techniques in research that are relevant to Human Factors. The emphasis in the curriculum is highly quantitative in nature, providing these students with a robust skill set for research development and data analysis.
The Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering is a terminal degree program designed to demonstrate a student’s mastery in the field and ability to perform original research. The degree program is research-oriented and will prepare graduates for careers in research and development in the corporate, government, or academic arenas.