Interdisciplinary PhD Programs

Thomas C. Sheahan, ScD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
130 Snell Engineering Center

The Graduate School of Engineering offers an interdisciplinary educational and research approach. PhD students conduct research and collaborate with faculty and students across disciplines to gain both depth and breadth of experience and knowledge in their area of study. Many of the student faculty advisors are jointly appointed across departments and colleges. Additionally, our PhD students have the opportunity to conduct transformative, use-inspired research in one of our multidisciplinary research centers of excellence with the goal of developing novel solutions to solve the engineering grand challenges of the 21st century.