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Microsystems Engineering PhD Program Requirements.

In order for a student to be granted the PhD degree, he or she must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. A total of 66 semester credit hours
    1. A minimum of 39 graduate-level coursework credit hours
    2. A minimum of 18 credit hours of research
  2. Pass the Qualifying Examination (at the end of the first year)
  3. Pass the Candidacy Examination (before the end of the third year, and no less than 12 months before the Dissertation Defense Examination)
  4. Hold a Research Review Mileston meeting (at last 6 months before the Dissertation Defense Examination)
  5. Publish two papers (including at least one referred journal paper) based on dissertation research
  6. Pass the Dissertation Defense Examination