Ph.D Program

Ph.D Program

Ph.D Program

Students interested in pursuing a dissertation focused on engineering education research can apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Engineering program.  The Ph.D. in Engineering requires 72 semester hours of graduate-level work if you possess a bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate-level work beyond your master’s degree if all of your master’s degree coursework is transferable.  The requirements for the program include:

  • Graduate Seminar (0 credits)
  • Effective Teaching in Academic & Corporate Environments (3 credits)
  • Strategic Technical Writing & Winning Grant Proposals (2 credits)
  • Graduate-level math class (3 credits)
  • PhD Dissertation Research (at least 12 credits)
  • Other specialized course work (within engineering and education)

Students will discuss their course selection with their thesis advisor to ensure the courses build adequate technical competency within a specific engineering discipline while giving them the skillset necessary to complete their dissertation work.  Examples of approved graduate level courses within Engineering and Education can be found in the graduate catalog (https://sites.rowan.edu/catalogs/_docs/2018_2019_graduate_catalog.pdf).  If interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Engineering with an Experiential Engineering Education faculty member please contact Dr. Cheryl Bodnar (bodnar@rowan.edu), ExEEd Graduate Program Chair.