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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Engineering, Ph.D.

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Program Description

Today’s engineers face complex problems that require interdisciplinary approaches.  Industries are particularly interested in interdisciplinary graduate education that emphasizes both breadth of knowledge and depth in a particular field. The Interdisciplinary Engineering Ph.D. program is designed specifically to meet these needs.

The Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Engineering takes advantage of unique resources and strengths at Kennesaw State by creating a program that can be tailored to the individual student while focusing on interdisciplinary research thrusts in Intelligent Robot Systems and Smart Infrastructure. The program, with a strong research emphasis, prepares graduates for academic and industrial careers.

Admission Requirements

Ph.D. students will be selected through a highly competitive review process. Criteria for selection include GPA, optional GRE scores, documented relevant engineering or PM experience, personal statement, research interest statement, CV, and letters of recommendation.   

Undergraduate or graduate degree in Engineering or a closely related field, for example physics, mathematics, computer science is required.  Must have successfully completed calculus through calculus II and at least one higher-level mathematics course such as calculus III, linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, etc.   

Required Documents 

  • Statement of how this degree facilitates your career goals, recent accomplishments and activities, and research interest. 
  • CV/resume. Documented relevant engineering or project management experience after earning B.S. degree or Professional Engineering license is considered. 
  • Three letters of recommendations from academic and/or professional contacts.  At least two letters must be from an academic contact.

An applicant can supplement their application with the GRE general test. High quantitative scores will be considered. 

Other information not listed here may be considered in exceptional circumstances. 

Transfer Credit

Graduate work taken at other regionally accredited institutions must be evaluated and approved by the program director and/or graduate committee in order to satisfy degree requirements. Such transfer credit cannot exceed 25% of the total semester hours required for the degree and cannot reduce residency requirements. 

Elective Credit

Elective credit, selected with the students advisor, is required to ensure depth and breadth of an interdisciplinary engineering degree.  Graduate course work numbered 6000 or above can be applied, so long as at least 75% of the total semester hours required for the degree are at the doctoral level (8000-9999).

Petition to Graduate

Each candidate must petition to graduate online. For more information, please view the corresponding section of Academic Policies .

Program of Study

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