Admissions for Ph.D. Students
The Ph.D. degree program is research-focused, with an emphasis on flexibility and individually tailored original research. Research activities at Cornell Engineering are supported by nearly forty interdisciplinary research centers, institutes, and programs, and the world-class facilities associated with them. Most graduate students spend about five years (beyond their undergraduate work) to earn a Ph.D.
In the Ph.D. program, students shape their course of study working within an academic framework developed with a Special Committee of faculty advisors chosen by the student (and including in some fields, a field-appointed member). The Ph.D. is offered by sixteen engineering-related graduate fields. Doctoral programs are typically completed in four to five years.
To learn more about the following Ph.D. programs, select the Graduate Field link to visit the web pages of the school or department offering the degree program.