Minimum requirements for the PhD program include:
Maximum of 4 credit hours of Independent Study can be included in the class- room hours ( exception: Master’s Thesis NA 592 is counted in full)
To become a CANDIDATE, the student must successfully complete:
Part I – Written closed book exams in three areas — Mathematics and choice of two (2) from the following:
The Part I Qualifying Exams are taken in the second term of the MS/MSE degree. When finished with Part I, student will enroll in PhD Program (Only with Advisor)
Formation of Dissertation Committee
Part II – Research prospectus presentation and oral exam
Note: Under normal circumstances a student is expected to pass the Part I exam within 1 ½ years of starting your graduate studies at the University of Michigan. Candidacy should be achieved within 1 ½ years of passing the Part I exams.
Complete Semi-annual progress reviews with candidate’s dissertation committee
The review will include a 20 minute formal progress presentation and evaluation forms signed by the committee members and the student. The 20 minute formal progress report will be open to the public and announced by email.
Complete PhD Thesis
Verbally present and defend Thesis
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering