Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Nuclear Engineering

The Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program within the Woodruff School offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree.  There is both a Nuclear Engineering option and a Medical Physics option for this degree.  Students may also complete the Nuclear Enterprise Management specialization.  The field of nuclear engineering focuses on topics related to radiation interactions with matter.  Applications range from nuclear reactor design to fusion power to nuclear medicine. 

The doctoral degree in NE requires 42 semester hours of course work (on a letter-grade basis) beyond the bachelor's degree or its equivalent. The doctoral degree in NE also allows for a specialization in Nuclear Enterprise Management.  Required course work for the Medical Physics option of the NE degree is 52 hours beyond the bachelor's degree or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be at the 6000 level or aboveUp to six semester hours may be at the 4000 level. Any courses required for the B.S.N.R.E do not meet these respective course requirements. Course grades must be C or higher to satisfy PhD degree requirements. Also, CETL classes do not meet these respective course requirements.  A student must maintain a GPA of 3.3 to remain in good standing

Nuclear Engineering Option
Major Area 124
Minor Area 29
Electives9
NRE 7757Teaching Practicum 30
PhD Qualifying Exam 4
PhD Proposal
Total Credit Hours42
Medical Physics Option
Major Area 134
Minor Area 29
Electives9
NRE 7757Teaching Practicum 30
PhD Qualifying Exam 4
PhD Proposal
Total Credit Hours52
Nuclear Engineering with Nuclear Enterprise Management Option
Major Area 121
Minor Area 29
Electives 39
NRE 8803Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering (Management of the Nuclear Enterprise)3
NRE 7757Teaching Practicum 40
PhD Qualifying Exam 5
PhD Proposal
Total Credit Hours42