Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering
Admissions Requirements and Procedures
The minimum requirements to enter any of the graduate programs in nuclear engineering are: an undergraduate degree in engineering or closely related field from an ABET accredited U.S. program, does not include technical degrees; and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. GRE General Exam is recommended but not required for students with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. ABET accredited program. The GRE General Exam is required for all other applicants. TOEFL (minimum score: computer based 83, paper based, 560) is required for all students whose primary language is not English. All applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation, a one- to two-page Statement of Career Objectives and a one- to two-page Curriculum Vitae/Resume. Applicants to the graduate programs are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the program’s Graduate Committee. Some applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in a field other than engineering may be required to complete certain undergraduate deficiency courses before they will be allowed to take graduate level courses.
General Ph.D. requirements apply. Preliminary screening of candidates and program planning for those admitted are essential features of the Ph.D. program. Early in the program, the student must complete a qualifying examination, which will be oral and possibly written. The preliminary examination is taken after most of the course work is completed. This examination is generally limited to the areas of emphasis indicated by the student's dissertation topic and includes a presentation of the dissertation proposal; it will be written and oral. No foreign language is required; however, the program does require a satisfactory level of achievement in mathematics and numerical analyses and in computer programming.