CMBE PhD Programs

CMBE PhD Programs

The School of Chemical, Materials and Biological Engineering offers three doctoral programs: a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, a Ph.D. in Engineering with an emphasis in Biochemical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering with an emphasis in Biomedical Engineering.

Program Requirements

In addition to Graduate School requirements and College of Engineering requirements, the School of Chemical, Materials and Biological Engineering has the following doctoral program requirements:

  • All Ph.D. programs offered by the School of CMB Engineering have a minimum course requirement of 32 credit hours after the B.S.  Additional credit hours are required for research and dissertation completion as provided by the University policies.
  • Ph.D. students should form their Graduate Advisory Committee comprised of 5 faculty members within 18 months of starting their Ph.D. program.  At least one, but no more than two faculty members on the Advisory Committee must have an appointment exclusively outside the College of Engineering.
  • A student must pass written qualifying and oral comprehensive exams before completing and orally defending a dissertation.  The written qualifying exam will be administered by the school. The oral comprehensive exam will follow the Graduate School Requirements
  • Ph.D. students are expected to be admitted to candidacy within 24 months of starting their Ph.D. program.
  • Student must make two oral presentations in the School Seminar Series advertised to the UGA scientific and engineering community.
  • The student’s dissertation research is expected to generate significant scholarship (such as publications, patents, conference presentations).