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Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering



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Advanced Nuclear Studies

Earn your doctorate in a program that provides the advanced technical education and quality research experiences you need to work in pollution-free energy. You may specialize in nuclear fuel processing, materials, radioactive waste treatment and management, thermal behavior and measurement, nuclear systems design and modeling or applications of nuclear process heat.

Fast Facts

  • Unique opportunities to work with leading researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
  • Students routinely pass the Fundamentals of Engineering exam at a rate of about 95 percent.
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Development Engineering
  • Electrical System Engineering
  • Academic Teaching/Research


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep In order to enter our master's of engineering (M.Engr.) program in Nuclear Engineering, you must have both of the following:
  • an undergraduate degree in Engineering or closely related field from an ABET accredited U.S. program.
  • a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale.

The GRE General Exam is recommended but not required for students with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. ABET accredited program.
Degree Roadmap The Doctor of Philosophy degree is an advanced research-based degree. The results of the research done are summarized in a publishable doctoral dissertation. The program requires a minimum of 78 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree and normally takes 3 to 5 years to complete.

For the latest information on all available Nuclear Engineering courses, view our Course Catalog.
Scholarships The College of Engineering provides annual scholarship awards totaling approximately $820,000. For information on specific scholarships, feel free to meet with a a representative from the College of Engineering's Student Services team.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines, scholarships and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.

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Hands-On Learning Undergraduate hands-on learning and research opportunities in the laboratory, field, and classroom are plentiful. U-Idaho’s engineering senior capstone design program is ranked one of the best in the nation by the National Academy of Engineers. Students get opportunities to solve real-world engineering problems sponsored by industry partners, as well as to showcase their work in the annual Engineering Design EXPO.